Indian Foreign Policy emphasizes its cultural values

President Modi of India, of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is overtly culturo-nationalist in his approach to foreign policy. He took his oath of office in Hindi and ordered Indian civil servants to use only Hindi in their social media statements. This article, “Modi’s  Cultural Toolkit”, focuses on India’s current projection of non-violence as their preferred image regarding nuclear advancement. It also considers aims to have tighter ties with the U.S. based on shared values: “pluralism, tolerance, and liberal democracy”. India’s diaspora in the United States is one of the wealthiest and best educated minority groups. The diaspora will play a key role in advocating stronger economic ties between India and the U.S.

-Samantha Sobash


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