Western media, including an unusually favourable report in The Economist dated May 14, 2022, has extensively covered the flurry of high-level visits to and from India since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24. The implication is that the ongoing undeclared war between Russia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) countries, with the fighting taking place in Ukraine, has thrown up opportunities for India. Namely, India could seek greater accommodation of its strategic and economic interests with the West since this bloc would like a swing state such as India to move definitively towards its side. This article examines the extent to which there is substance in this line of thinking.
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