Q. 84.1( 11 Votes )
What was India’s foreign policy towards the US and USSR during the Cold War era? Do you think that this policy helped India’s interests?
India was neither negative nor passive towards US and USSR during cold war.
• Despite being key founder of NAM India was in favour of actively intervening in world affairs to soften the Cold war rivalries.
• India’s response towards cold ear was two-fold, at one fold it kept itself at bay from the two alliances and at second it raised it’s voice against the newly decolonised countries becoming part of these alliances.
• India tried to reduce differences and thereby prevent differences from escalating into war
• Nehru from India reposed great faith in a genuine commonwealth of free and cooperating nations that would act positively in softening if not ending the war.
Yes, 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.
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