Security Studies Program
IINA: India has Started to Emphasize the “Global South”
The India of the Cold War era led by Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and others spearheaded the Non-Aligned Movement and saw itself as the leader of the developing countries. However, in recent years Indian diplomacy has focused on strengthening relations with Western developed countries such as Japan and the United States, while it has largely neglected solidarity with developing countries. That trend became particularly noticeable after the inauguration of the Modi administration.
By Toru Ito, Head, Professor, Department of International Relations & Graduate School of Security Studies, National Defense Academy of Japan