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What is Non-Alignment 2.0?

Can someone explain what is non-alignment 2.0? Its something to do with our foreign policy. How is it different from our policy of Non-Alignment that we had in Nehruvian era? Also who has coined and popularized this and in what context? Please elaborate someone?
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  • Non Alignment is a neo-classical approach to India's foreign policy which identifies the basic principles and drivers that would make the country a leading player on the world stage while preserving its strategic autonomy and value system.

    The paper was written by Sunil Khilnani, Rajiv Kumar, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Lt. Gen. (retd.) Prakash Menon, Nandan Nilekani, Srinath Raghavan, Shyam Saran and Siddharth Varadarajan. National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon and Deputy National Security Advisers Alok Prasad and Latha Reddy also joined some of the deliberations. The purpose of the document is to:

    1. Lay out the opportunities that India enjoys in international forums,
    2. Identify the challenges and threats it is likely to confront,
    3. define the broad perspective and approach that India should adopt,

    as it works to enhance its strategic autonomy in global circumstances that, for some time to come, are likely to remain volatile and uncertain.

    The core objectives of Non Alignment of Nehruvian era were to ensure that India did not define its national interest or approach to world politics in terms of ideologies and goals that had been set elsewhere; that India retained maximum strategic autonomy to pursue its own developmental goals; and that India worked to build national power as the foundation for creating a more just and equitable global order. The context in which India has to practice Non Alignment has changed considerably, as have India’s own capacities and requirements. Any national strategy needs to adapt and to take on board these changes to be credible and effective.

    The original document is attached.
    NonAlignment 2.0_1.pdf
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  • Thanks @Arpit and @rm1 :-)

    Too much to do, too little time!
    *No good deed goes unpunished*
  • rm1rm1
    edited March 2013
    Thanks @Arpit and @rm1 :-)

    Too much to do, too little time!
    you can do it \m/
  • Thanks for the pdf! :)
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