Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Satyameva Jayate: Core Ethical Principle of India's Foreign Policy

Any involvement of the US in any India-China dialogue is a recipe for disaster -- for India.
US foreign policy of extreme exclusive predatory profit-oriented self-interest would not benefit India.

On the other hand, China betrayed its own signature on Panch Sheel, and committed aggression on India. So China cannot be trusted, it is not an ally or partner, much less friend. China must be watched and handled with extreme wariness.

China is a dictatorship, it has suppressed Tibetan autonomy and human rights, China executes dissidents like the Uighur, so we know that the Chinese people have no say whatsoever, they are denied the right to assemble, they are denied the right to protest, the Chinese people are reduced to being puppet consumers of cheap, shoddy, throwaway, no-good Chinese goods.

China is a sweatshop nation to the world, with extremely limited human rights at home.
China lacks a moral compass.

India, the world's most populous democracy has a long long way to go to.

We have much to learn from our own history and our own development. India has much to learn from the mistakes of the US as well as its successes. India has even more to learn from countries with ethical domestic and foreign policies, like Sweden and Denmark.

India must forge her own foreign policy in accordance with her core ethical principle of Satyameva Jayate. India, despite her blatantly inadequate, unequal and inequitable DOMESTIC policy of TLTL -- Too Little, Too Late, far too little concern with the Greater Collective Good (GCG), India has done well so far on FOREIGN POLICY, so -- let India continue on the path set by Gandhiji and later, when we made an historic tryst with destiny at the stroke of the midnight hour and adopted Satyameva Jayate as our guiding political ideal.

see news report below: (Times of India copyright)

US says willing to assist India-China dialogue
PTI, Feb 3, 2011, 10.49am IST
WASHINGTON: The US is willing to take steps to improve relationship between India and China and wants to work closely with New Delhi on a wide range of issues in East Asia, a top Obama Administration official has said.

"We frankly support an improvement in dialogue between India and China, and we would seek to take steps to facilitate that as we move forward," the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell yesterday told foreign journalists here.

"Ultimately, we think that India's role in the Asian-Pacific region stands to be one of the most important new developments over the course of the next decade, moving forward," Campbell said in response to a question.

The United States, he said, believes that India's role, its policy to look east, is now really starting to bear fruit.

"We want to work closely with Indian friends on a range of issues: strategy for how to work together in the East Asia Summit, now that the United States is a full member; working together in the ASEAN Regional Forum; and increasing dialogue and discussions on a range of mutual security issues in Southeast Asia and in Northeast Asia as well," he said.

Campbell said that in recent days the US had seen increase in Indian activities with a variety of states in Southeast Asia.

"We have seen in recent months a substantial increase in Indian activities with a variety of states in Southeast Asia; but also, most notably, with Japan. And we would seek to support that going forward," Campbell said.

"We have also increased our deliberations with India about a variety of developments in Southeast Asia, and including the Pacific, and we think that this is a very important ingredient," he said.