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3 June 2015, Eurasia Review

Modi 365: Repositioning India Globally – Analysis

Neelam Deo, director, Gateway House, delivered a series of lectures across the U.S., analysing Modi’s foreign policy on the occasion of his one-year completion in office. This abridged version of her lecture was republished by Eurasia Review.

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In his first year as prime minister, Narendra Modi has had to craft a foreign policy in a global setting that has been transformed by the rapid rise of the Chinese economy and its increasing belligerence towards its Asian neighbours. Meanwhile, Russia’s stand-off with NATO has forced it to lean towards China; West Asia is in turmoil; and the retreat of the remaining U.S. forces from Afghanistan will encourage terrorism emanating from Pakistan that primarily targets India but has also become global.