Figuring Out with Raj Shamani

India's Secret Masterplan To Overtake China & Russia - Geopolitical Update ft Abhijit Iyer-Mitra | Raj Shamani | FO 114

August 11, 2023 Raj Shamani
Figuring Out with Raj Shamani
India's Secret Masterplan To Overtake China & Russia - Geopolitical Update ft Abhijit Iyer-Mitra | Raj Shamani | FO 114
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Get ready for an insightful conversation as Abhijit Iyer Mitra, a distinguished defense analyst with unparalleled expertise in India's geopolitics, joins Raj Shamani for an engaging podcast episode. Join us as they delve deep into India's foreign relations, historical perspectives, and the nitty gritty of the nation's evolving global role.

In this episode, Raj Shamani begins by probing why India refrained from commenting on the Russia-UK conflict, drawing intriguing parallels with corporate dynamics. With a focus on India's geopolitical landscape, the conversation delves into India's most significant threats – Russia and China – and the nuanced dynamics that define their relationships. 

They dissect India's historical foreign policy decisions, including intriguing insights into the Nehru era and India's stance on China. Raj and Abhijit touch upon China's strategic investments in India, they delve into India's potential to leverage its growing middle class and its attractiveness as a global destination for investments.

Intriguingly, the conversation shifts gears to address India's internal challenges, ranging from language restrictions to malnourishment. The exchange of ideas turns into a healthy debate, highlighting the importance of robust discussions for the nation's progress. The debate will have you hooked, so make sure you don’t miss the end! 


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00:00 - Introduction
2:33 - Why was India quiet about Russia-Ukraine war?
12:16 - Indian foreign policy revealed
14:30 - Nehru's strategy with China & Russia
16:35 - Why can't India befriend China? 
17:35 - Power establishment by countries
19:01 - Why is India quiet about China encroaching Ladakh?
24:42 - Raj simplifies the problem
31:20 - Why are other countrieds investing in China?
36:00 - Biggest opportunity for India?
39:48 - Is India making good use of its position?
52:44 - Fiery debate between Raj & Abhijit
1:04:21 - Conclusion


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