“The long sustained image of India as a leader of the oppressed and marginalised nations has disappeared on account of its new found role in the emerging global order.’ Elaborate 

In the post-World War 2 era, India was seen as a leader of the third world, championing the causes of oppressed and marginalized nations.

Changing Global Order and India’s New Role

  • With the emergence of a multi-polar world and India’s rise as an economic power, India has taken on a new role in the emerging global order.
  • Key examples of India’s new role include:
    • International Solar Alliance: India was a key player in the Paris climate deal negotiations and proposed the establishment of the International Solar Alliance to promote clean energy.
    • Operation Raahat: India’s successful evacuation of its citizens and nationals of other countries during the Saudi Arabian military intervention in Yemen in 2015 demonstrated India’s newfound role.
    • Strategic Forums: India is now a member of strategic forums like MTCR and is advocating for permanent membership in UNSC and NSG.
    • Indo-Pacific: India’s role in the Indo-Pacific region is gaining recognition and the world is looking for India to take a larger role in upholding peace and stability.
    • ISRO and Space Activities: India’s achievements in space, such as launching 104 satellites in one go and being the first country to succeed in a Mars mission, have made India a leader in space.

India’s new role as a leader in the emerging global order is a result of its economic growth and increasing influence on the global stage. The country is now seen as a responsible global player and its actions are closely watched by the rest of the world. India’s transformation from a leader of the oppressed and marginalized nations to a leader in the multi-polar world is a testament to its growing importance in the global arena.

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