The former diplomat, and current Minister of External Affairs in the Government of India, S Jaishankar, is releasing his new book “The India Way: Strategies for an Uncertain World”. The book was published under the HarperCollins India publications.
About the book:
Jaishankar writes in the book that India has had to struggle mightily to gain influence in a domain that could have come more easily earlier as its foreign policy carries “three major burdens” from its past. The three burdens in detail:
- The 1947 partition has reduced the nation demographically and politically.
- The economic reforms took a decade and a half after those of China, the 15-year gap still puts India at its great disadvantage that delays economic reforms of India.
- Prolong exercise of the nuclear option stands as another burden.