IASbaba’s Daily Current Affairs – 11th November, 2015
TOPIC: General Studies 2
Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
A New Indo-US partnership model
Right from the objective of pursuing a mutually beneficial goal, to tackling the global challenges; Indo-US relationship exhibits a convergence of a newly framed political consensus- bringing together an emerging economic power and an established leader, into the same arena.
Where national security as well as economic and global policy comes into being, India has proved to be a great facilitator and a trustworthy companion in furthering USA’s interests. But, this facilitation would succeed only if a new model of partnership on the lines of ‘joint venture’ is put to work pragmatically.
East OR West
Even though the points of convergence are many, they are subjected to an element of difference through which the trajectory seems to take a different path that which might just be least expected, in this kind of a relationship. In USA- where specific terms calls the day, India, on the other hand, relies much on her stance that is framed to opt for policy independence-maximising independence and limiting obligations.
Joint Venture Model
In order to capture the atmosphere of increased cooperation and put forward one’s best foot to deliver the promised elements that make up the deals- both India and USA needs to identify and understand their own as well as each other’s limitations first. These shared ambitions can then be converged and shaped according to both the country’s will and understanding, aiming at a proper balance and synergy to be maintained.
A focussed approach in embracing each other’s differences and then working together on specific collaborations- diffusing goodwill and understanding can insulate from disappointments and can bring more opportunity for a better path towards fulfilling the promises and delivering solutions.
India- Leading Power
India’s foreign policy has undergone a major shift with attempts in casting away its element of defensiveness and ‘non-alignment mode’ that had become a part of India’s multiculturalism. With an increased economic weight and the market size to negotiate effectively for the larger good, India has taken a driver’s seat in asserting an important role it possesses, in the current geopolitical changes occurring around the world.
A better synergy needs to be established between India and USA and for this; India’s policy environment has to become pro-active.
Faster economic reforms and structural changes-to form a robust framework that enables business and commerce, needs to be put in place
Connecting the Dots:
Is Indo-USA relationship ready to set sail on a new growth trajectory together? Discuss
‘Translating Indo-USA common interests into common efforts is an urgent geopolitical need.’ Comment
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