Dr Sreeradha Datta, Director, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkatta
Abstract: One of the most visible development ever since the recent National democratic Alliance took over in Delhi in 2014 has been Prime Minister Modi’s travel and outreach to countries near and wide. Attempts to invigorate bilateral and regional ties both are perceptible. While it maybe too early to assess the positive impact of the numerous summits and high level meetings that are taking place, its presence is being marked in the global affairs and in a break from the past it is not a diffident India who is hesitant to forge friendship or take a position. There is a paradigm shift in how India wants to be perceived.
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