Why PM’s stellar show in US marks a watershed moment for India in world politics?

 Why PM’s stellar show in US marks a watershed moment for India in world politics?

Tuhin A Sinha

In 1950, India’s then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru squandered a golden opportunity for India to become a member of the United Nations Security Council by instead passing on the seat to China. Seventy-one years later, PM Modi, addressing the 76th UNGA in New York, rebuked the UN for its fallacy on the issue of Covid-19 origins and China’s manipulated rank in Ease of Doing Business. In an equally unambiguous caveat to our vicious Himalayan neighbour, PM Modi asserted, “Oceans are meant for use, not abuse…this lifeline needs to be safeguarded from expansionism and exclusion.”

Active QUAD renders BRICS inadequate

PM Modi’s assertive tenor, apart from reflecting India’s confidence in the present world order, also marked the combative nature of QUAD. It needs to be noted here that an active QUAD, by its very nature, renders BRICS inadequate if not redundant. BRICS is an…

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