PM Modi not ready to go to China?
The ongoing Ladakh dispute between India and China has not been resolved yet and China is not ready to withdraw its troops, so tension remains in eastern Ladakh. Lakhs of soldiers are present in eastern Ladakh for the last two years. Had China pulled back its troops, it was possible that PM Modi might have gone to Beijing. Reports said that, China was also very keen to invite PM Modi to Beijing and China had sent its Foreign Minister Wang Yi on a visit to India for this, but PM Modi refused to meet Wang Yi. Gave a clear message to Ladakh, that it is not ready to tolerate any unilateral action on Ladakh.
Tension continues to rise with China
There was widespread speculation, both in Delhi and Beijing, that a breakthrough could soon be made in eastern Ladakh, just as in 2017 when China was hosting a BRICS meeting in Xiamen and PM Modi Was refused to leave, as Indian and Chinese soldiers were face to face in Doklam, Bhutan. But after long talks, the agreement was reached and after that PM Modi also visited China. But, this time it is a far more uncertain world. The Kovid epidemic has subsided, but the tension between the two countries has not ended. At the same time, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is still going on. Beijing’s entry into Ladakh means that China and Russia, two of the five BRICS members, are violating their principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity. and Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar also categorically said in the BRICS Foreign Ministers’ Conference, ‘BRICS has repeatedly affirmed sovereign equality, territorial integrity and respect for international law. We must live up to these commitments.
China not ready to back down
According to reports, China somehow wanted to call PM Modi to Beijing, but even after 15 rounds of India-China commander-level talks on tensions in eastern Ladakh, China has not indicated a return to the status quo. So the questions are being raised that why Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also participating in the BRICS summit like Indian Security Advisor Ajit Doval. Let us tell you that Ajit Doval participated in the BRICS NSS conference. In such a situation, why PM Modi is also talking to the President of China, this question is quite complex.
Indian Foreign Policy in ‘Swing State’
With the current situation in Ukraine, Russia, Europe, China and the US and the rapidly changing geopolitics, the Modi government seems to have decided to stick to the classic foreign policy of “swing state”, at least for the time being. Will play This means that, as the Modi government has decided, it will see the interest of its country first and will ensure that which decision is closest to the national interest of India. It also means that India will ignore those moral values in its attempt to move towards this goal. For example, India has displayed incredible realism by refusing to criticize Putin over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, because India knows its two neighbors are China and Pakistan and currently benefits greatly from Russia’s help on oil. It is possible
Then what will be the policy with the West?
India did not criticize Putin, which means, whether it is the Quad summit or the G-20 summit (which is going to be organized in Germany next month, in which PM Modi will go to Berlin to participate) India firmly believes in this. Will not play on the pitch. At the same time, the Indian Prime Minister has recently returned from Japan, where he had attended the Quad meeting with US President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, wherever the issue of Ukraine was raised, but India did not support Russia. not criticized.
Indian foreign policy closer to realism?
Close watchers of Indian foreign policy believe that India is adopting a realism foreign policy, which also underscores the fact that India’s domestic economy is still not in line with the government, so New Delhi Geopolitics Wants to maintain relations with every actor and has the same thinking on the issue of China, that is, PM Modi may have given a message to China by not going to Beijing, but by joining the virtual meeting, India has also maintained relations with China. . Be that as it may, it is unfortunate that the Chinese adamant in resolving the Ladakh standoff is coming in the way of Delhi improving its relations with Beijing and other medium economies in BRICS. India realizes that no matter how many difficulties, it should play a part in the high table of BRICS. Furthermore, the five BRICS nations represent 40 per cent of the world’s population, 24 per cent of global GDP and 16 per cent of global trade, so it is not in India’s interest to be out of the sale, even if the US eyes. Don’t you