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India was the champion of peace, non-alignment movement etc. But surprisingly most of our neighbors-----China, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh are hostile to us. What went wrong with our foreign policy?

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Asked by Good Citizen, 17 Feb '12 01:31 pm
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1) In a practical world, there is no such thing as non-alignment.
2) Even though India professed to be the non-aligned country, in reality, it was not. The West saw it to be aligned to the Socialist block during the time of Nehru despite being one of the founding members of the non-alignment movement. So the West considered and treated India as a hypocrite nation following a subtle double standards in the international matters. India lost respect among the Western nations because of this unrealistic foreign policy and practice.
3) In international matters, what counts are your actions and not words or your empty and idealistic policies. India has been considered as a Preacher rather than an action oriented nation.
4) Moreover, the so called Indian foreign policies do not reflect the originality neither do they represent the true public opinions of Indians. At best you can say that such policies are just firefighting short term tactics rather than the long term visionary policie ...more
Answered by Tony Fernandez, 17 Feb '12 03:27 pm

 
  
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Pakistan was a nation born out of hatred between two sections of the pre independence India. None in the world will can hope that both India and Pak will be very good neighbours. The border dispute at the North East continues to be the red rag before the China bull. Moreover, India was forced to enter into a war with China when it was least expecting it, because of our Panchseel etc. Even Indi knows that China is a more dangerous neighbour than the Pak, who have been waging a proxy war with India through the various terrorist outfits based in Pak. All the bohomie we witness in the diplomatic round table conferences with China is all deceptive.
Regarding Nepal, BanglaDesh and SriLanka, India has earned the undesirable title of a regional bully. The growing influence of China in Nepal and Srilanka provides India enough opportunities to rub shoulders with Nepal and SriLanka , the wrong way..
Answered by thampy chacko, 17 Feb '12 01:54 pm

 
  
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Foreign policy was alright. However, during Nehru's time, when he started behaving like the 'moral guru' or the Big Brother who knows best ... they did not like it. With Panchsheel (Five Principles of co-existence) Nehru is known to have gone overboard and was actually seen by them as trying to teach Principles of foreign policy to others, including China! It was like encroaching upon their freedom to think about themselves as a Nation.
And then, last but not the least, Nehru wanted to do a Gandhi, without the far reaching appeal and world wide acceptance of Gandhi ji. This just did not gel with our neighbours.
Answered by QueSera Sera, 17 Feb '12 01:44 pm

 
  
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We don't have braveheart's as our leaders, chamchas and selfish people ruined our nation, no hope as long as we get good leaders with proper vision
Answered by srinivas satyanarayan, 17 Feb '12 01:33 pm

 
  
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That policy of non alignment finished with the death of mr j l nehru and mr lal bahdadur shastri. past is gone and will not come back again
Answered by iqbal seth, 17 Feb '12 01:39 pm

 
  
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We are not practical and handicapped by growing dissension in our politicla system
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 18 Feb '12 04:59 pm

 
  
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When India was 'Mahan' in reality?Who so ever came here they conquored India and ruled over. Even slaves Altumus and Qutubuddin defeated us and ruled over for their many dynasties.
Answered by Ravindra Yadav, 17 Feb '12 09:10 pm

 
  
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Unless u r co-operative with ur neighbours can u expect them to b firendly ? When Sri Lanka asked for help, India refused (fearing reactiono from DMK party and Tamilians here), when Bangladesh extended a friendly hand to us, our PM yielded to that mad lady from Bengal and cancelled the treaty of sharing water which he was supposed to sign with B'desh !!! When Nepal wanted help, India refused, Same with Bhutan. So, how can u expect our neighbouring countries to be friendly with us ? A friend in need is a friend indeed.
Answered by Babu K, 17 Feb '12 07:33 pm

 
  
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Failed in eleminate Trust deficiency.
Answered by bhaskara rao, 17 Feb '12 01:40 pm

 
  
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