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India is the champion of non aligned movement maintaining strict neutrality all these years. But we have more enemies around us than friends. What is the reason?

Asked by Good Citizen, 26 Apr '09 03:10 pm
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The non-aligned movement was founded by Jeseph Broz Tito of former Yugoslavia, Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt and Jawaharlal Nehru of India. India, although a leader in the NAM, was aligned with USSR and USSR proved to be truly friendly with India and managed to help India even during the Bangladesh war. Now the world has become unipolar. After the demise of USSR, USA is the only superpower and the non-aligned movement has lost its relevance. India is now aligned to the USA and in reality there is no more non-alignment in the strict sense of the term. It is not true that India has been maintaining strict neutrality. Thw world knows that India was siding with USSR and it paid in the long term because USSR stood with India when in need.
Yes, it is true that most of the nations who are our neighbours do not have good relations with us but it is not because of non-alignment. It is because of other reasons and we need to improve our foreign relations so that at least some of our neigh ...more
Answered by Francisco, 26 Apr '09 08:53 pm

 
  
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NAM died as a credible organization effective 1967. Our CORE MEMBER (Gemal Abdel Nasser) got attacked nakedly and all we did was write sob stories to the UN (compared to how the CHinese saved their Vietnamese allies & their North Korean allies from the ENTIRE UN ARMY).

We should\'ve sent in about 500k troops over to Egypt & bailed out our NAM CORE ALLY. Then, NAM could be preserved.

Other than that, after the 1967 episode, NAM\'s reputation, and especially India\'s- got flushed down the tubes. And economically, EVERY SINGLE NAM effort was FULLY supported by Marshall Tito of Yugoslavia.

All we did in NAM was to make speeches. But when it came to bailing out our ALLIES we failed miserably. We hesitated to even take back GOA from Portugal for 10+ yrs after independence!!!!!

INdia didn\'t maintain neutrality \"all these years\"....we toed the Soviet line....and the Soviets defended us (but they did it non exploitatively which makes them better than the US). And today, we\'re ...more
Answered by A Moin, 26 Apr '09 08:38 pm

 
  
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Because we never really remained fully non-aligned as such. there were always different under currents. ussr then, usa now.
Answered by canaqa, 27 Apr '09 09:41 am

 
  
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