Foreign Policy

Look West, Act East

Print edition : June 12, 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Barack Obama during the ceremonial reception for the U.S. President at Rashtrapati Bhavan on January 25, 2015. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

Modi meets his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, in New York in September 2014 on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly session. Photo: Vijay Verma/PTI

The NDA government has maintained continuity in foreign policy with a more pronounced pro-Western tilt if anything, and its diplomatic initiatives, a mix of gains and misses particularly in the neighbourhood, have been driven by a Prime Minister who has made a conscious attempt to engage with the diaspora in his frequent travels abroad.
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