India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has imprinted his initiatives by emphasising the ‘individual’ over other aspects such as institutions that are the framework of a state’s foreign policy. It is an endeavour to create a presidential approach to foreign policy where an individual halo is projected over the nation’s external objectives. Modi’s visit to Wuhan, China where he had an informal summit with Xi Jinping demonstrates that such an approach to foreign policy generally fails to make a significant breakthrough on disputed issues. This article will later address 7 influential factors to India-Chia relations, and suggests that Indian political parties imbibe the example of Germany where leading political parties have think tanks explicating on all issues facing the country including foreign policy.
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