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India's foreign policy priorities under Modi 3.0

India's foreign policy priorities under Modi 3.0
Narendra Modi is all set to become Indias Prime Minister for a third consecutive term. Here's a look at the likely foreign policy priorities under Modi 3.0.

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India's Foreign Policy Priorities under Modi 3.0

Narendra Modi is set to become India’s Prime Minister for a third consecutive term, and the country's foreign policy priorities under Modi 3.0 are expected to be significant. The first priority is the continued focus on the neighborhood, with top South Asian leaders attending the oath ceremony, reflecting the government's commitment to the 'Neighbourhood First' policy. Additionally, there will be a greater push for Indo-Pacific cooperation, with India's Indo-Pacific Ocean Initiative gaining more attention and new activities expected. The Act East Policy, which replaced the Look East Policy in 2014, will also be a focus, with a new agenda expected in the initial months of Modi's third term. Furthermore, a deepening relationship with the US, FTAs, regional integration, and a focus on the Middle East and other regions will be key aspects of India's foreign policy. The country will also continue to play a larger role in the global arena and collaborate with the private sector to achieve its strategic and economic objectives. Lastly, India will need to address its relationships with Russia and China, as well as engage more deeply with sub-national states to strengthen its foreign policy. The author, a Professor at the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi, emphasizes the importance of governance reforms and setting up centers of excellence to fulfill India's foreign policy agenda.

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