India’s foreign policy, from Nehru to Modi: A paradigm shift
Ashok Kumar Mishra
From the very onset of Narendra Modi’s government at the centre, India has opted a very proactive foreign policy. This could be seen in giving up the policy of ‘No first use of nuclear weapons’, air strikes in Pakistan occupied Kashmir region at one hand and warming up the friendly relations with Saudi Arabia and U.A.E. on the other hand. Along with ‘fast track diplomacy’ through ‘paradiplomacy’ India has made relations with China, Japan and South Korea but pulled out the pact of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) which encompassed about 40 per cent of global commerce and 35 per cent GDP involving 16 countries, home to 3.6 billion people or half the population of the world in his leadership. But still India has lot to do to get a permanent seat in United Nation.