India is considered as one of the fast growing major economies while being the world`s second most populated country and maintaining a formal diplomatic relation with other countries.
Having a growing clamor on international influence, gives India a conspicuous voice in global affairs.
However, there are debates which state that a lack of strategic vision has minimized the influence of India in the world.
Policy and roles:
India does have a history of collaboration with many other countries and is also considered to be one of the leaders of developing countries along with Brazil, China, Russia and South Africa. There are many reasons as to why the foreign policies of India still remain a paradox to great analysts and scholars across the globe. One reason could be that the Indian government is unenthusiastic in publishing strategic documents unlike that of the United Nations or other European countries. However, India has characterized her goals into internal balancing and increase of resources and capabilities. This has led to the growth of economic and trade links with the neighboring countries and even beyond.
India has maintained constant and conscious attempts in enhancing technological experiences. A factor was the success of nuclear tests conducted in 1998, thereby enhancing the power of India. Another factor that influences Indian foreign policy is the ability of diversifying its energy sources among other countries.
Currently India is going through a series of unpredictable political and social revolutions, which could alter the overall approach on international affairs. India could definitely take in together the things that are scattered and bring in more power in its foreign policies, so that it could emerge as one of the strongest nations in the world as India has already demonstrated remarkable consistency, success and clarity. It is only the fact that, other nations needs to open their eyes and pay a little more attention to what India is.