India has a long history of economic and cultural engagement with the world. Over the last many centuries, India's economic and cultural bonds with the world have weakened.
Over the last 4 years, diplomacy has been linked to development—developing India and helping the world achieve sustainable growth as defined by UN’s 2030 Agenda.
This book outlines the policies of the Narendra Modi government in rebuilding and rejuvenating economic and cultural bonds with the world.
Transforming India — Pgs. 7
Foreword — Pgs. 9
Neighbourhood First — Pgs. 15
India and US – Natural Allies — Pgs. 49
Japan — A 1,400-Year-old Friendship — Pgs. 56
From ‘Look East’ to ‘Act East’ — Pgs. 60
Australia – Ties that Bind — Pgs. 63
Not Shy about Israel — Pgs. 67
Link West Policy — Pgs. 75
New Momentum to Ties with Europe — Pgs. 81
Africa – Mutual Empowerment and Resurgence — Pgs. 89
India and UN’s 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development — Pgs. 91
Multi-lateral Summits – Better Governance and Security — Pgs. 102
Heal the World – International Yoga Day — Pgs. 108
International Solar Alliance — Pgs. 111
Securing Indians Globally — Pgs. 114
Indian Diaspora – Our Cultural Ambassadors — Pgs. 119
Vishwa Guru Bharat — Pgs. 127
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Vivasvan Shastri is a yogi and student of history and politics who takes inspiration from Eastern philosophies. He considers Swami Vivekananda as his guru. He also plays the role of an editor for a children’s magazine Balabharati.
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