Q. 8 4.1( 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?

Answer :

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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