How Delhi Talks to world

Syllabus: GS-II, Subject: International Relations, Topic: India’s Foreign Policy, Issue: Including foreign policy in electoral manifesto.

Context: Foreign policy discussions need to be included in electoral manifesto.

Importance of including foreign policy in electoral dialogue

  • Attention to foreign policy in election manifestos could bridge the gap between India’s global rise and domestic discourse.
  • The Indian political class must articulate concrete foreign policy goals instead of prioritizing abstract claims of autonomy.
  • The government aims to make India a developed nation by 2047, requires debate on economic strategy and global challenges.
  • India’s low per capita income underscores the developmental challenges despite its growing economy.
  • The Opposition plays a crucial role in debating policy issues and shaping foreign policy discourse.
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