India could get a new External Affairs Minister

July 01 2020

Following the violent clash between the Indian-Chinese military in the Galwan Valley of Ladakh, questions have been raised over the efficacy of our diplomacy due to silence of the international community. The PM travelled around the world to improve relations with other countries, due to which Rahul Gandhi started calling him ‘Tourist PM’. But when India was looking for support after the clash, its supposed closest friend, USA, also spoke four days later, that too in a cautious manner. On the other hand, when our soldiers attacked Pakistan, Late Sushma Swaraj was our foreign minister, and because of her efforts, 48 countries were standing with India. Even during the Doklam dispute with China over Indo-Bhutan-Tibet border, countries like Japan had openly attacked China and we had open support from South and South-East Asian countries. However, now word is that PM is seriously discussing the issue of whether any political person should be given the reins of foreign policy, and there is a strong rumour that option of bureaucrat-turned-politician, MEA S Jaishankar is being sought.

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