The new government’s foreign policy challenge: Economic with the political


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On June 9, a new government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sworn in. For the first time in a decade, the Bharatiya Janata Party has missed the majority mark. While a coalition government will have implications for India’s domestic policies, on the foreign policy front there will be continuity. S Jaishankar, at the helm of the foreign ministry, has a set goal to make India a “leading power”. This aligns with the BJP’s projection of India as Vishvabandhu — a friend of the world, but one to whom the nation comes first. At the Bratislava Forum in June 2022,...