It is heartening to read that no leader from India has visited Australia for nearly 28 years and the last one to go to Fiji was Indira Gandhi in 1981. The presence of Chinese is considerable in Pacific and south pacific islanders. South pacific islanders consist one of the biggest voting bloc in UN with 12 members. How our short sighted leaders with their myopia didn't give a damn about such strategic countries? Fiji with considerable Indian population and familiarity with this country since colonial time, how it failed to make to itinerary earlier? Had the military rule been an impediment? And no just Fiji but the pacific islanders as a whole block.
Has Pak and China made our thinking so miserable in IRs?
2014: First Attempt