When veteran diplomat Hardeep Puri retired from the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) as India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, he frankly confessed that India’s domestic policy had prevented India from claiming its place in the world. “In New York, there were times when I wanted to have a stronger government in New Delhi. One of my remorse is that we have worked so hard and after 17 years, we went to the Security Council (as a non-permanent member), but government
New Delhi was completely concerned about internal problems “said in an interview below Business Standard. To cause problems such as extending the Security Council or the permanent members of the Security Council of India, it would have been nice to have a stronger government in Delhi. But at the time, all the government was worried about was the 2G spectrum scam and how to handle alliance partners. ”
That changed in 2014, when Narendra Modi came to power. In a conversation with reporters, a month after being appointed prime minister, Modi agreed that with a majority of one party, it was much easier to operate internationally – India has taken more seriously.
Three years later, the subject took over, diplomats, citing examples of how Modi’s strength in his house makes India more efficient to make his point, either in relation to Bangladesh (a country with which relations Of India saw an improvement of 360 groups, notably vis-à-vis northeastern India); Or in the United States (which provides comfort unequivocal liability in civil liability law by leveraging most of the National Democratic Alliance in Lok Sabha to amend the law). According to Harsh V Pant, a distinguished member and head of the Strategic Studies Research Program Observer Foundation: “Three factors seem to have had a significant influence (in the minor Indo-US relations Modi as PM): the belief that development priorities Of India can not be met without substantial cooperation with the United States, the strong political leadership of Modi enjoys its own party and the Indian Parliament, and structural changes in the security environment of India caused by an aggressive China and its growing strategic convergence with Pakistan. ”
In this context, many have found that Modi’s initial curve of the Indian diaspora was confusing. Why would the diaspora, when the parliamentary majority, Modi could make the internal reform that the world would like, is watching India with envy? One of the men who led the consciousness, Chauthaiwale Vijay, who heads the foreign Friends of the BJP, said: “They (the Indian diaspora) can tell (investors) about the appropriate changes taking place in India and remove the image Of India as an inefficient place to visit and invest, “he told The Washington Post. Sreime Chaulia, professor and dean of the Jindal School of International Affairs, OP Jindal Global University, who wrote a book on Modi’s foreign policy, said: “Diaspora diplomacy of Modi Doctrine adds to international influence India is a multiplier of Which makes the presence of India in distant parts of the world more coherent, organized and visible at grassroots level. The benefits of people and public relations with the Indian diaspora that was activated by Modi, are at the center of the objective The prime minister’s most important strategist, to transform India into “peak power” on the world stage. ”
However, TP Sreenivasan, a former IFS officer who has dealt with the indigenous communities of the United States, Fiji, Kenya and Europe, delicate notes of caution: “The Indian diaspora is more prosperous than before and participation in the development of India The Indians abroad are aware of their opportunities in India.At the same time, new concerns about the large-scale return of the Indians or their participation in global terrorism are growing. Is enough.We must have a comprehensive plan that includes both the center and the states to intelligently invest remittances and find other livelihoods for those who return there. “