Flexibility of Indian Diplomacy, Dynamic Shift


India wants Peaceful, Co-operative relations with All Countries not only US, China and Russia… But in the case of Strategic or so called boundary issues and relations, India doesn’t wants any interference of such Other Countries. In short Thirds party over the issue. India seeking peaceful resolution of boundary issues with China. Trilok Singh. Solution of Doklam very soon, want to tell neighbours India wants peace, Rajnath Singh.

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India has opened up its foreign policy in such a way that it is no longer dependent on any single partner unlike 90s. PM Narendra Modi has just concluded his popular 6 days visit to 4 countries, Russia, Germany, Spain and France. But what does the trip signifies? our experts believe that PM Modi has made India’s foreign policy very dynamic and proactive, The timing of the trip is very interesting from the perspective of World politics. Yes, The trip has significant importance from NSG, permanent seat at UN to Trade relation, FDI in India to much discussed issues like Paris Agreement, Counter-Terrorism.

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Further, Indian PM Narendra Modi launched his counter-offense in SPIEF without naming Trump or USA… While, Germany Cooperation in order to Renewable energy, Smart Cities, intelligence sharing and counter terrorism are also becomes very relevant today. Further, also there is little progress on FTA, Defense Co-operation with Germany. Even though this year G-20 summit is to be held Germany, instead of meeting on the sidelines of G-20 they decided to meet at earlier occasion.

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In the recent Context of ‘Doklam Issue’, Home minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday that there will be a solution to the Doklam issue “very soon” because India wants “peace, not any confrontation”. “There will be a solution of Doklam issue very soon…I want to tell all the neighbours that India wants peace, not any confrontation”, said Singh speaking at an event organised by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police..  Also, “When PM Narendra Modi called all the neighbours for his swearing in ceremony, it was not just to shake hands. It was to have a healthy relation with all the neighbours,”.

However, India under US pressure has been critical of China; India will take soft stance on India’s policy towards China. Under the current leadership of Trump, USA is not a reliable strategic partner of India, but can be a business partner only… New Delhi might revisit the stance towards “One Belt One Belt”, OBOR and might remain inactive in South China Sea.

Moreover, One Belt One Belt (OBOR) deal with China leaving India as the only South-Asian country not to be involved in the Asian superpower’s ambitious project. The deal, which was  signed in Kathmandu, would allow development of cross-border connectivity and more. With the exception of Bhutan, which has no diplomatic ties with China, every other South Asian country has signed into OBOR. Heads of state of Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Myanmar and high-level delegations from Bangladesh and Nepal will be attending the two-day Belt and Road Forum in China.

Why is India opposed to OBOR?

The main reason behind India’s opposition towards the policy is the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which is a part of OBOR. Recent Chinese reports claim that following the launch of CPEC in Pakistan, the country has received investments worth more than $46 billion. “We are all for promoting connectivity… But on the OBOR, our position is that since the so-called CPEC forms a part of OBOR, and it passes through Indian territory, that is where our difficulty lies,”. Citing sovereignty issues, India has raised objections over CPEC projects in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

China, however, has not tried to attenuate India’s concerns. “The CPEC is a flagship project, but all countries in South Asia have now confirmed participation in the Belt and Road Forum and are making use of the initiative,”.

As the rise of Nationalism in USA under the leadership of Trump moving towards isolation of US whether its Paris Agreement pull back & restrictions on Visas, Trans-Pacific relationship with EU, it has created space for other countries to fill in the gap like China & India.

Nepal and India have also sustained good bilateral ties. However, with China entering the equation, India might just have a hard time in keeping its status intact. Chinese foreign policy experts have noted that Nepal’s inclusion in OBOR may force India to join the initiative or face exclusion.

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Significantly, India–Israel Relations also refers to the bilateral ties between the Republic of India and the State of Israel. The two countries enjoy an extensive economic, military, and strategic relationship. India is the largest buyer of Israeli military equipment and Israel is the second-largest defence supplier to India after Russia. On a three-day bilateral visit to Israel, the first by an Indian premier, to celebrate 25 years of diplomatic relations and strengthen India’s already close ties with the Jewish nation.

India and Israel have signed seven agreements in different sectors. It includes, space technology, agriculture and water conservation etc. Further, The 7 MoUs signed between India and Israel includes a bilateral Technology Innovation Fund worth $40 million for research in industrial development. The two countries also agreed to establish a “Strategic Partnership in Water and Agriculture” that will focus, among other areas, on water conservation and reuse of water for agriculture.

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More Specifically, India has suffered firsthand the violence and hatred spread by terror, said PM Modi in Israel. India admires the success of people of Israel in overcoming adversity to advance, innovate and flourish against all odds: PM Modi. Israel among the leading nations in the field of innovation, water & agricultural tech; this can benefit India.

Besides this, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Israel Space Agency (ISA) will work together in the development of Atomic Clocks, GEO-LEO optical link, and in Electric Propulsion for small satellites…

Yes Indian diplomats are best in the world

  1. we had diplomatic relations with Soviet Union and USA in cold war
  2. We have relations with Iseral and Iran other arab countries
  3. We have relations with SAARC and ASEAN
  4. We have membership in New development bank and Asian Infrastructural investment bank as well as World Bank & IMF as a result to maintain balance of power in Asian continent the WORLD BANK have given us highest loan that could be given to any country under the influence of USA . Everything is done for the NATIONAL INTEREST. We are in a position to negotiate with any country irrespective of Ideological differences.

Narendra Modi has taken advantage of the Trump’s Anti-Globalism policies, hit out at Trump for his rant on Russian soil to make India stand not only at high moral grounds but also to satisfy Putin & to maintain balance between Russia & US. India needs FDI, with Trump is power, US is not much of a help to India. Trump has derailed the years of bilateral ties formed after hard work in mere seconds.

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India has maintained good relations with both USA and Russia (of late there was a feeling that Russia was moving away a bit, But I don’t think its very drastic). USA and Russia are no buddies. Same is the case with China and USA. India and China have their own issues, but it isn’t that bad the way China and Japan keep sparring. At the same time, Japan and India have come quite close. But India has largely kept out from interfering in the problems between these countries.

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