For live commentary and updates, 2015 //platform. rather than merely looking at ‘Modi’s foreign policy’ in isolation.A little over a page was devoted to foreign policy goals but the most instructive part was probably the first paragraph: BJP believes a resurgent India must get its rightful place in the comity of nations and international institutions The vision is to fundamentally reboot and reorient the foreign policy goals content and process in a manner that locates India’s global strategic engagement in a new paradigm and on a wider canvas that is not just limited to political diplomacy but also includes our economic scientific cultural political and security interests both regional and global on the principles of equality and mutuality so that it leads to an economically stronger India and its voice is heard in the international fora (emphasis added) So where are we now Rightful place What at first looks like a rash of visits up down and all around the globe makes a lot more sense if you split the visits up temporally But first here are those visits: Modi’s first year in office kicked off with an invitation to the leaders of Saarc countries (and Mauritius) to his swearing-in ceremony The manifesto had clearly indicated that "(in)our neighbourhood we will pursue friendly relations" and Modi began with a ‘neighbourhood first’ policy making Bhutan his first foreign destination and Nepal his third (with the little matter of a Brazilian sojourn for the Brics Summit sandwiched in between) Visits to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh — which came slightly after the one year mark but we’ll allow it — followed and an emphasis onIndia’s neighbourhood was clear While the signing of the Land Border Agreement between India and Bangladesh was a high point of the government’s neighbourhood policy the breakdown of India-Nepal relations in the context of the latter’s new Constitution was a major low point The other focus of the first year was the series of high-profile interactions with the permanent members of the UN’s Security Council (China US UK Russia and France) and Brics countries (Brazil China and Russia) The government was sending out the message that India’s ‘rightful place’ was as much with its neighbours as with the upcoming world powers and indeed the established global powers The second year saw a new focal point Of course interactions with these countries would remain on the agenda but Year Two would see a conscious and multi-pronged — External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar played major roles — outreach to Central Asian nations and the Islamic world Having set about establishing India’s place in the world it was time to power that vision and energy was high on the agenda during these two sets of interactions However India is also home to asyncretic form of Islam — Over 14 percent of India’s population is Muslim as per the 2011 Census — and so reaching out to Islamic countries sent out an important message from the BJP to stakeholders at home and abroad A large part of diplomacy and international relations is perception and with stadium engagements with the Indian diaspora India’s global profile got a much-needed shot in the arm A screen grab from YouTube of Modi’s address at the United Nations Reboot and reorient foreign policy One of the biggest success stories of India’s foreign policy in the past two years has been the speed with which New Delhi-Washington relations have improved and more importantly deepened The prime minister is set to make his fourth visit to the US sometime next month The process began with the thaw in India-US ties brought about by former prime minister Manmohan Singh and former president George W Bush in 2005 It was however the Modi government that pushed the relationship to a new level prompting President Barack Obama to term it one of the ‘defining partnerships of the 21st Century’ But it’s not just Modi’s meetings with Obama that have propelled bilateral ties While those may have been the media-friendly high-on-optics interactions Swaraj and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and their American counterparts John Kerry and Ashton Carter respectively have been equally instrumental in ironing out the finer details of landmark agreements (the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement for instance) While this shift is historic — considering it completely goes back on India’s long-term policy not to align overtly with either of the world powers — it is also it can be argued the need of the hour China and Pakistan’s enduring friendship and the their belligerence on India’s borders has necessitated this move and India under Modi has pragmatically moved in this direction The impact on relations with Russia has yet to become fully clear but for now things aren’t looking too bad On the topic of Pakistan things began warmly enough — see swearing-in ceremony and the garment exchange that ensued but soon degenerated into the calling-off of diplomatic talks The bilateral relationship however saw a reboot marked memorably by Modi swinging by Lahore to meet Nawaz Sharif on Christmas Day And since then while India and Pakistan have engaged in a lot more dialogue the usual hostilities remain and New Delhi has conveyed its displeasure to Islamabad often enough — which to be honest is a fairly acceptable result More importantly it’s in line with the manifesto where the BJP promised to strive for friendly ties with neighbours "(h)owever where required we will not hesitate from taking strong stand and steps" An image from Narendra Modi’s visit to Xi’an the home of the Terracotta Army in China PTI Awider canvas It’s all well and good to connect with other foreign leaders but what about those people who (most of the time) put those leaders in office? 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