Jaishankar Stresses on the more Existential Aspects of Globalisation and India’s Role in Combatting it
Jaishankar Stresses on more Globalisation: The focus for India, when it comes to connectivity projects will always be transparency- this is the message that External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar gave at the Deccan Dialogue, held at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad recently.
Indirectly addressing the Chinese move on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) under which Beijing siphoned a few of India’s projects and roped itself in. Referring to the ‘more existential aspects of globalisation, he pointed out the three evils as terrorism, pandemics and climate change. All the three will ‘have to be factored into debates about international cooperation and the opening up of countries in future,’ he added.
Speaking about India’s balanced perspective on connectivity, he did not (purposefully) mention China. However, he aptly said, “On connectivity, we have actually shaped the debate on the merits of transparency, market viability, environmental friendliness and respect for territorial integrity. And in many parts of the world, ranging from Africa to the Caribbean to the South Pacific, we have helped to strengthen capabilities, offered training and spread best practices.”
Without naming the country, he directed the attention to the notorious works of Pakistan and said, “We have in our immediate neighbourhood a particularly egregious example of state sponsored cross-border terrorism. The world is gradually becoming aware of the global nature of international terrorism. Our relentless efforts have kept it in the spotlight, bringing out related aspects like terror finance, radicalisation and cyber recruitment.” Needless to say, Mr. Jaishankar was also referring to Turkish intervention into Indian terror sleeper cell training and funding of terrorism related training to Pakistani and Indian youth.