Modi 3.0: active foreign policy continues…

PM Modi initiated his third term with swift domestic and international decisions, showcasing continuity in his active foreign policy. Read more...
Modi 3.0: active foreign policy continues…

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's third term began with quick decisions both domestically and internationally. On the other hand, by inviting the leaders of South Asian nations for the swearing-in ceremony, he indicated that there would be continuity in his active foreign policy.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Modi went to Apulia in Italy to attend the G7 summit right after swearing in. This was his first international visit after being selected for the third coronal. India's participation in the G7 was 'to engage developed Western countries, reiterate India's rise as an important economic power, and highlight the concerns of the Global South.

The G-7 summit held in Italy had a special significance as it was the golden jubilee year of the group. The G-7 concept was created in the context of the Cold War. As a result of this, the major liberal democratic economies of that time were included as members.

The structure of the now-7 remains the same as before and consists of members in the US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Britain. Although India is one of the top five economies in the world, it is not a member of the G-7.

India is still considered a developing country. India's economy has seen impressive growth in recent years. India is the largest democracy in the world, and India is vital to maintaining stability in the multipolar world order.

As a result, India is often invited to the event as an "outreach country," though it is not a full member of the group. So far, India has participated in 11 G7 summits, and Prime Minister Modi has attended about five consecutive meetings.

India is growing economic and trade ties with many G7 nations. That is why it is very important for Delhi to hold talks with these countries in bilateral and multilateral forums.

During this year's summit, Prime Minister Modi also interacted with a host of world leaders, such as US President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, etc. On the other hand, Modi also interacted with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on a special strategic global partnership.