India is showing a new image of itself to the world and the world is recoginising that today, India is indeed a country to be reckoned with. 60 years on, Jawaharlal Nehruís dream of India being recognised as a global power has never been closer. India always aspired global recognition, however for slmost half a century India was seen as overpopulated, poor and irrelevant. Although the hegemon in the South Asian region and a leader within the Non Aligned Movement this hardly mattered on the wider world stage. Indiaís foreign policy in the first 45 years after independence was very flexible and reactive in nature.
Author: Sudhir Manav
Features: HB, Kunal Books