India’s Path to Power: Strategy in a World Adrift

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India’s Path to Power: Strategy in a World Adrift

  • Recently, a report titled “India’s Path to Power: Strategy in a World Adrift'' highlighted several foregin policy recommendations for India in the present context.
  • It underlined that strategic autonomy, openness and inclusive economic growth are the key guiding principles.

How power shift from atlantic to asia is indirectly reflecting India's growing strength?

  • Shift of Global Economy: With the rise of China and India, and parallel decline of European Union and US’ hegemony, the global balance of power is shifting towards Asia. This gets reflected in the growing popularity of the Indo-pacific region among western countries.

  • Maintaining Strategic Autonomy: Strategic autonomy must go in parallel with the further strengthening of partnerships with the US, Japan and Europe, which share India’s security concerns and development prospects.Also, India-Russia relations will continue to be relevant in dealing with issues in the region and in responding to global challenges.

  • Keeping Up With Globalisation: Even though in some respects, globalisation may have stalled, in the past and in the coming future, it will be driven by rapid technological advancement.

  • Managing the Neighbourhood First: If India wants to play an expanded regional & global role and become a net security provider, it needs to better manage the threats and opportunities emanating from neighbouring countries. In this context, India should deal with the Chinese challenge.

  • This is because China acknowledges that India is the only country in the neighbourhood with the comparable area, population, history, manpower, and scientific and technological capabilities, who can surpass it. It also asserted that China-Pakistan collusion demands India to adopt a politically guided strategic approach.