Previous Indian leaders have been cautious. But not PM Modi. He is showing signs of power intoxication.
India’s strategic ambivalence in the contemporary world order, characterised by growing multipolarity, is becoming increasingly untenable. Modi’s forthcoming visit to Russia in September and the visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to India in October will provide significant pointers to the Indian policies in the changing regional and international milieu.
Virtually unknown across the West, the SCO is the foremost Eurasian political, economic and security alliance. It’s not a Eurasian NATO. It’s not planning any humanitarian imperialist adventures. The SCO is bound to significantly expand by 2020, with possible full membership for both Turkey and Iran. It will then feature all major players of Eurasia integration
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won a historic second term in what was one of the bitterest electoral contests ever fought in India. But instead of “To the victor goes the spoils” the appropriate comment might be to wonder, “Will the victory be spoiled?” – by, for example, severe economic problems.