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3 years of Modi govt: India everywhere is the PM's mantra

Armed with a political mandate, Modi took some foreign policy risks. Why doesn't he take more?

Aditi Phadnis  |  New Delhi 

When veteran diplomat Hardeep Puri retired from the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) as India’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations, he confessed candidly that domestic politics had come in the way of India claiming its place in the world. “In New York, there were moments when I wished we had a stronger government in New Delhi. One of my regrets has been that we worked so hard and after 17 years we got into the Security Council (as a non-permanent member), but the government in  New Delhi was completely preoccupied with domestic issues,” he said in an ...

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 08:50 IST
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