After ‘success’ in a big way in reviving normal relations with China, maintaining harmony in the neighbourhood and improving ties with big players the US and Russia, in 2019 and beyond the Indian foreign policy will have to focus on task navigating.
“Task navigating will be a major task….Given good relations with Russia and also the US, there will be pulls and expectations that we will be on their side, in the coming years there will be pressure to keep the right balance,” an informed source said here.
Sources also categorically maintain that economic diplomacy would be yet another important focus area and the trade share with Russia need to go beyond the existing defence ties alone.
With issues like unilateralism on one hand and ‘lack’ of transparency on the other, there will be need to “preserve India’s space between the efforts of two sides who may pull us”. Read More