Foreign policy

Lost moorings

Print edition : August 05, 2016

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee receiving Ariel Sharon at Rashtrapati Bhavan on September 9, 2003. Sharon was the first Israeli Prime Minister to visit India. Photo: V. Sudershan

U.S. President George W. Bush with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh prior to their talks at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on March 2, 2006. Thanks mainly to the U.S., India has now become a de facto member of the elite nuclear club of nations, despite not signing either the Non-Proliferation Treaty or the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

During the trilateral Malabar exercise involving the armed forces of Japan, India and the U.S., in Sasebo, Japan, on June 13. Photo: AFP

Twenty-five years of neoliberal economic policies have led to the undermining of India’s strategic autonomy and made India, once the flag-bearer of movements like NAM, a junior partner of the United States.
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