Five pillars of Indian diplomacy for strategic autonomy & global good
Recently, the Foreign Secretary released a list of five pillars of Indian diplomacy for strategic autonomy and global well-being.
Strategic autonomy refers to the ability of a state to pursue its national interests and adopt foreign policy at will without being hindered in any way by other states.
These 5 pillars that help maintain strategic autonomy to create innovative solutions to meet challenges include:-
- Indians in Mindfulness: The Tradition of the Middle Way, which originated from the teachings of Buddhism. India tends to avoid hyper-strategic, and hyper-political behavior. For example, adherence to a two-state solution on the Israel–Palestine issue.
- Multipolar centric: For example, India’s policies of Neighborhood First, Act East, Think West, Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), and participation in multilateral fora such as BRICS and Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
- Act as an international force multiplier for the government: India has helped many countries in the early days of the COVID pandemic by providing essential medicines, vaccines and other COVID-related assistance.
- A force for global welfare: Humanitarian aid and disaster relief (HADR) has been proactively provided by India. India’s vision for the Indian Ocean is based on the concept of SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region) etc.
- Reflections on the future: India’s efforts to reform the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and meets the Sustainable Development Goals, the International Solar Alliance, etc.
Source – PIB