A WIDELY PREVALENT REFRAIN in our strategic discourses is that the present trajectory of international politics presents India with unprecedented opportunities to advance national interests. This estimation also appears to have reached the policymaking level. In a typical remark, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley recently said India should take advantage of a trade war between the United States and China. Some Indian analysts take a similar perspective with regard to the 19th annual India-Russia summit, which takes place on October 5 in New Delhi.
By M. K. Bhadrakumar