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The Making of a Global Bharat

23 Feb 2024

Introduction An ambitious and articulate Bharat is reimagining its global engagement at a time when cracks are appearing in the post-1945 world order. A host of challenges—such as the rise of multipolarity, the onset of deglobalisation, the advent of a technological revolution, the deepening polarisation between the East and the West, and the divide between the Global North and South—are upending the established order that was built on a foundation of hope and cooperation. Old ideas and institutions can no longer hold the weight of our problems, even as assumptions of the past need a radical rethink. Amid this intense and transformative global change, India is redefining its foreign policy to navigate the complex geopolitical landscape. Indeed, in the past decade, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has implemented a new and pragmatic foreign policy vision that recognises these changed global realities. A closer look at India’s global engagement during this period reveals several distinct defining traits of this vision. Firstly, in undertaking this engagement, New Delhi harnesses the ancient wisdom of the Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (one earth, one family, one future) philosophy. It symbolises the interconnectedness of all living beings and promotes a sense of global unity and compassion. Inspired by this thought, India is anchoring itself as the voice of reason and dialogue, and rallying the international community to tackle challenges like climate change, pandemics, and economic inequality.
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Harsh V. Pant, Sameer Patil

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