The cold war tended to divide world into two rival alliances, it was then that the Non Aligned Movement offered the newly decolonised countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America a third option i.e. not to join any alliance.
this policy of India did helped towards its interest.
• This policy of India towards US and USSR helped India in taking international decision. India was often able to balance one superpower towards another.
• India was often able to balance one superpower against the other. If India felt ignored or unduly pressurized by one superpower, it could tilt towards the other, neither alliance system could take India for granted.
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