What should be India’s response to the new situation?
A question on top of everyone’s mind, especially after the recent clash between Indian and Chinese troops at the Line of Actual Control (LAC). This is a follow-up report to our highly appreciated “India After Covid-19” report.
The most common perception prevailing is that this is a new India. An India that takes ain’t no shit. Yes, we too believe that this is new India. However, we also believe that it’s not only India that is new but, the world is new as well. A world with renewed political, social, and security dynamics. World which talks about becoming multilateral but is mostly autonomous.
A world where Individual leadership needs to shine on the back of visionary strategies.
As a follow-up report, our initial plan was two fold as listed below:
- Stay focused on sectors & industries within India
- Post-pandemic strategies that should be followed to make India the axis of global growth.
However, we decided to divert a bit from our initial plan for two reasons as listed below:
- Recent turn of events on the Sino-Indian Border
- Ever-increasing importance of being strategic on Road, Air, and Water .
You might be wondering what does that mean? It means, this report will continue as a series 3.0, 4.0 etc
It is a historical fact that every shift or change in the balance of power gives birth to a new set of challenges. Visionary is a nation and leadership that foresees that change and plan accordingly. Border Road Organization (BRO) is one such initiative taken by India during the reign of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru on May 7th, 1960.
Another best move in the same direction was taken when the current prime minister of India Shri Narendra Modi allocated $4.7 billion in contracts during 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 for the development of border roads. We shall be covering details of these in other reports, highlighting the importance of Siachen, the MacMohan line, and BRO.
There is no doubt about India being the most talked-about nation amidst the ongoing shift in global axis. However, only talks wouldn’t do any good if the country fails to leverage the opportunity. Nation has many boxes to cover on that chessboard of primacy, supremacy, and kingmaker.
The land of Chanakya knows for sure how to maintain strategic autonomy, yet be a kingmaker.