Jaishankar says that India needs to design appropriate diplomacy to address the problems of a digitalized world

NEW DELHI: India needs to design appropriate diplomacy to address the problems of digitalization world The Foreign Minister said on Monday, adding that there will be an additional challenge for the country to create new alliances and foster greater mobility to serve a knowledge economy.

"Navigating the economic world will be no less complex than the political one. Here too, nations will strive to optimise outcomes and bridge divides as they pursue their national objectives," the minister said while addressing the Centre for Policy 's (CPR) annual public forum here.

Jaishankar told the forum that economic challenges offer even less ground for complacency. In the last many years, the world trading system has felt the pressure of gains that some accrued from structural advantages.

At one stage, he had to become political; He finally did it. But today, this argument extends beyond non-commercial domains such as connectivity projects, technology options, data protection and security, as well as adherence to IPRs. They all have strategic strategies. connotations and to pretend otherwise is just to deceive ourselves. In fact, for that same reason we have started a Technology Division at MEA, he said.

The implications of the change in American posture on international commitments cannot be overstated, given that this was a key element of the post-1945 order. That other major powers have not moved beyond their national objectives indicates that the resulting deficit will remain unfilled. For its part, India has stood out as a country willing to do much more, even with its limited though growing resources. But the problem remains for the world in the foreseeable future, the said.

He also stated that the world has a growing interest in India becoming an additional engine of growth, adding that it is amenable to harnessing the reservoir of talent that India could provide with the passage of time.

"Our strong commitment to realising is deeply appreciated, including for its global significance. Whether it is in terms of technology, best practices or resources, there is a proclivity to partner with a nation whose prospects are clearly so assured. Our economic engagement with the world also requires careful deliberation and effective preparation lest we end up eroding our own capacities. How to do that best in this emerging geopolitical landscape is a complex exercise that deserves serious strategising," he said.

Therefore, recent years have shown a growing Indian ability to contribute to global discourse and make a difference in international results, he emphasized.

After a generation of extolling the virtues of globalisation, the External Affairs Minister noted that India, today, is a part of a fractured world with polarised debates. Not only has the landscape become more difficult but the very articulation of interests has come under challenge, he said.

The competition is not only between the states, but often within them, which reflects the tension between the previous and the emerging order. When ideologies, identities and history blend with business, politics and strategy, it can create a very powerful cocktail, he added. .

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