4 min read.Updated: 30 Jan 2020, 11:19 PM ISTHarsh V. Pant
An economic revival would grant India the resources for power projection but strategy matters even more if those are scarce
As the nation awaits the Union budget for 2020-21, there is a sense of anticipation in the air. In more ways than one, this is being viewed as a make-or-break budget for the Narendra Modi government. A decline in India’s economic growth rate has energized the prophets of doom and gloom. It is certainly imperative for Indian policymakers to bring the Indian growth story back onto the front pages of newspapers, but it is equally important to ascertain the implications of this decline for Indian foreign policy. After all, India’s emergence as a global power of reckoning is predicated on its sustained economic rise in the international order for decades together.