Multi-alignment in global relations for India mooted

Published: 09th December 2012 10:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th December 2012 10:28 AM   |  A+A-

India is going through a phase which demands multi-alignment in international relations, Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, said here on Friday.

“India is a non-permanent member in UN. At the same time, it is a SAARC member. India is a G-77 member as well as G-20 member. It is part of RIC, BRIC, IBSA, BASIC at the same time. After non-alignment, it is time for multi-alignment in international relations,” he said. He was speaking at the release of his book ‘Ini India - 21am Nootandile Lokam,’ the Malayalam transliteration of his recently released book ‘Pax Indica: India and the World of the 21st Century.’ Chief Minister Oommen Chandy released the book by handing over a copy to writer George Onakoor.

Tharoor said that his book dealt with India’s relations with major countries, its future, international policy etc in an oped style. ‘Pax Indica’ was released in July this year.

Chandy said that Tharoor was a world-renowned writer much before he entered into politics. “Through the latest book, he makes it clear that politics cannot destroy the writer in him,” Chandy said.  “From his first doctoral thesis to latest book, Tharoor has been talking about India,” said diplomat T P Sreenivasan. 

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