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//Modi supporters will protest. But, recent pro-active blunders have made India’s external relations a man-made disaster.
What threw the train off the rails?
Two external negatives were not the Modi government’s fault: The rise of Trump and a new Chinese assertion.
The Modi government’s greatest blunder is to exploit sensitive external relations in its domestic politics.
Four years have effectively seen four defence ministers, the current one being an ineffectual photo-op caricature. The Chinese make three warships per year. We struggle to make one in three and still take a couple more to fit missiles and sensors on it.
After much noise over Make in India and private sector, our achievement is a big cipher. You can throw stuff at me for saying this, but the world knows it. It won’t stop laughing.
Declining military might is compounded by economic slowdown. You can fool your people by changing how you calculate your GDP. It becomes dangerous when you start believing it.
It’s time to stop breathless celebration. It will be wiser to take a deep breath, make a reality check, and introspect.//
India’s foreign relations are in tatters and the Modi government has only itself to blame