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INDIA'S FOREIGN POLICY: A DIFFERENT OUTLOOK BY PM NARENDRA MODI PRESENTED BY SAKSHI SALUJA
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OBJECTIVE OF THE COURSE To understand the topics in detail. To know which topics are relevant from examination point of view. . To stay abreast with the current happenings of the world.
TARGET AUDIENCE . Aspirants of UPSC and other examinations. Anyone who wants to stay abreast with the current happenings.
FOREIGN POLICY PRIORITIES: In retrospect PM Modi's foreign policv activismis inevitable and is driven by the twin obiectives of making India the world's third, largest economy and, consequently, a key player in an emergingmul polar world. To achievethese objectives, two conditions are essenial: 0 a)first, ensuring a no-war scenario in the SAARCneighbourhood, which would make India an attractive destination for foreign b)second, developing the ability to shape the rules in global institutions, which will have a direct bearing on the country's economic well-being. The major thrust of PM Modi's foreign trips and bilateral engagements so far has been to attract investment and technology byreviving stalled ties with strategically important countries, such as the United States and France, and energizing decades-oldneglected relationships with Japan, Australia, 5 PM Modi's proactive participation in multilateral fora such as the United Nations General Assembly, the Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS) summit, and the G20 summit was also primarily aimed 5 investment or, as a corollary, shaping emerging norms and institutions. The former was evidentin India's active involvement in the establishment ofthe New Development Bank at the BRICS summit and New Delhi's appointment as the banks inaugural president. Signing up to the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank further reflects a desire to seek new streams ofinvestment. Similarly, PM Modi's govemment used the G-20 summitin Australia to highlight its investment, infrastructure andhuman resources priorities. PM Modi's rapport with world leaders in multilateral fora signals an important shift in attitudes towards India andits potential 5
NEIGHBOURHOOD FIRST: IMPROVING CONNECTIVITY, MITIGATING NATIONALISM The approach called 'Neighbourhood First'-a phrase adopted by the Indian government is meant to indicate four things. The first is New Delhi's willingness to give political and diplomatic priority to its immediate neighbours and the Indian Ocean island states. he second is to provide nei form of resources, equipment, and training. The third, and perhaps most important, is greater connectivity and integration, so as to improv capital, and information The fourth is to promote a model of India-led regionalism with which its neighbours are comfortable, e l ghbours with support, as needed, in the * e the free flow of goods, people, energy ,
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