The impressive participation around the world on International Yoga Day is indeed a testimony to India’s immense reservoir of soft power.
As Tehran and Washington inch towards a nuclear deal, there will be room for expansive engagement between India and Iran.
As Suu Kyi recasts the relations between Myanmar’s democratic forces and Beijing, Delhi can’t allow the security agenda dominate its ties with Naypyidaw.
India’s inward economic orientation and preoccupation with the troubled land borders in the north and northwest has resulted in Delhi neglecting its maritime frontiers.
By unveiling an expansive action plan in Dhaka for economic integration and transborder connectivity, Modi can help Delhi end the widespread negative narrative on the subcontinent’s prospects and extend the positive dynamic in the east to the north and the west.
Manohar Parrikar and Ashton B. Carter are under pressure to cope with the challenges of the current fluid power dynamic in Asia.
The tone of disinterest in Asian defense diplomacy, set by former Indian Defense Minister A.K. Antony during the UPA years, appears to continue under the Narendra Modi government.
Is India getting back on track?
Narendra Modi’s greatest momentum has been in foreign policy. But the external opportunities he has successfully created for India could be undermined by potential domestic failures.
Although geography limits New Delhi’s role in East Asia, Modi is betting India can win friends and partners through active engagement.