Foreign Policy

Test for diplomacy

Print edition : June 13, 2014

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Tamil Nadu government is "dismayed" at the invitation extended to him to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony.

Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee and his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif at the Wagah border post in February 1999. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

A border security police blocks a line of refugees near Satgachhi in West Bengal on the Indian side of the international boder with Bangladesh. A file picture. Photo: AP

Relations with Pakistan, China and Sri Lanka and the stand it will take on the looming new Cold War will constitute the biggest foreign policy and security challenges before the Modi government.

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