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Updated Mon, 14 Sep 2020 12:41 AM IST
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar (File Photo)
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The Foreign Minister said in his book, all countries are deciding the terms and conditions of negotiations according to their own
In his recently released book, The India Way: Strategies for an Uncertain World, he has said that India is not the only country which is focusing more on relations with China. The whole world is doing this and every country is re-deciding the terms and conditions of the negotiations on its own.
In a book written before the military standoff in the eastern Ladakh region in May, Jaishankar wrote, “If there is a general approach, then understanding can be made with China by internally strengthening capabilities and assessing the external landscape.” In this whole exercise, India will gain a special place on the basis of its size, place, capacity, history and culture.
A lot changed after Patel and Nehru
According to the External Affairs Minister, a lot has changed since November 1950 when Sardar Patel and Jawaharlal Nehru discussed ways to align with China. He said, world events determine not only China's overall attitude, but also its specific behavior towards India.
At the moment, it is important for India to constantly monitor this change. For India, its relationship with China and its partnership with Western countries will be an important element. New possibilities can be explored with Russia.