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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

AtaninteractioninNewDelhi'sIITImoderatedearlierthisweek,USSecretaryofStateJohnKerryreferredtoaphrasePrimeMinisterNarendraModiusedinhisaddressonCapitolHillearlierthisyear:IndiaandtheUS,hesaid,hadridthemselvesofhesitationsofhistory.   Hedidn'thavetogofartoseeevidenceofnotjustthehesitationsbutalsohypocrisiesofhistory.JustashortwalkoutofthecampuswouldhavetakenhimtothesectionofDelhi'sOuterRingRoadnamedafterGamalAbdelNasser,perhapstheonlyavenueintheworldnamedaftertheEgyptian ...