Over the years, under the Narendra Modi led government’s ministry of external affairs, India has worked tirelessly to reshape India’s global image. India has engaged in multiple rounds of conferences and summits to strengthen India’s relationship with its relevant diplomatic partners.
A fair credit for the growing diplomatic power of India goes to S.Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister (EAM) for his proactive participation in articulating India’s clear position in global scheme of things. PM Narendra Modi and EAM S. Jaishankar’s firm statements and diplomacy have put India in a position to play the geo-politics according to its own interest devoid of any external pressure.
The same was reiterated by a top official of UAE, who said,”The centuries-old relations of the UAE and India have been growing stronger over the past few years, particularly since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the country in 2015.”
While speaking at the 75th India Independence Day celebrations organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Dubai Chapter, on Sunday evening, Sheikh Salem bin Sultan Saqr Al Qasimi, chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation and Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Airport said,”The two countries enjoy special relations, which have become stronger with the passage of time. In the last five years, the two sides have exchanged visits at the highest levels, which indicates the importance both countries attach to these relations. The ties have become more mature and multi-dimensional.”
Congratulating the 3.3-million-strong Indian expatriate community in the UAE on their country’s 75th Independence Day, he said the two countries have created channels of cooperation that expand development opportunities in several modern sectors, such as the energy space, technology, investments, and infrastructure.
Praising India and PM Narendra Modi, Rizwan Sajan, chairman and founder of Danube Group said, “With the successful launch of the world’s largest vaccination drive in India, I’m confident the country will bounce back soon and emerge stronger from this crisis. India is emerging as the fastest growing economy in the world and expected to be among the top three economic powerhouses in the next 10 years. Its robust gross domestic product (GDP) growth of eight per cent is backed by robust democracy and strong partnership. India’s PM deserves credit for this stellar growth projection.”
When Narendra Modi visited the UAE in August 2015, it was after 34 years an Indian prime minister last visited the country and ever since that visit, there have been several high-level visits by the leadership of the UAE and India.
Even after PM Narendra Modi’s visit in 2017, PM Narendra Modi in an interview with the UAE’s official news agency, WAM, said that India has found a “valuable partner” and that relations with the UAE are “at their best ever” as bilateral ties have been elevated from a mere “buyer-seller” to that of a comprehensive strategic partnership in the past years.
The pragmatic touch to India’s foreign policy has shifted its non-alignment policy (with exception to USSR) to multi-alignment policy, and each and every avenue of this has been utilised to further India’s interest.