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Shekhar Gupta: Modi's NAM - A New Alignment Movement

Modi has debunked uncontested old wisdom that foreign and strategic policy must follow broad national consensus despite change in governments.

Shekhar Gupta 

Shekhar Gupta

At an interaction in New Delhi's IIT I moderated earlier this week, US Secretary of State John Kerry referred to a phrase Prime Minister Narendra Modi used in his address on Capitol Hill earlier this year: India and the US, he said, had rid themselves of hesitations of history.

He didn't have to go far to see evidence of not just the hesitations but also hypocrisies of history. Just a short walk out of the campus would have taken him to the section of Delhi's Outer Ring Road named after Gamal Abdel Nasser, perhaps the only avenue in the world named after the Egyptian dictator of ...

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First Published: Fri, September 02 2016. 21:39 IST