Foreign policy

Dangerous tilt

Print edition : February 20, 2015

Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe at the Toji Temple in Kyoto, western Japan, on August 31. Japan was one of the first countries Modi visited as Prime Minister. Photo: Atul Yadav/PTI

A joint naval exercise in the Bay of Bengal in 2007. More than 20,000 naval personnel from Australia, India, Japan, Singapore, and the U.S. took part in it. Photo: AP/US NAVY/Juan Antoine King

Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar, who favours a robust anti-China policy, with the Chinese Ambassador to India Le Yucheng in New Delhi on January 30. Photo: PTI

The U.S. has been trying to draw India into the anti-China security grouping as part of its “pivot to the East” policy. But such a tilt may not serve India’s interests.
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