UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1672
ANSWERED ON- 03/08/2023
ACHIEVEMENTS OF INDIA’S FOREIGN POLICY
#1672. SHRI HARNATH SINGH YADAV
Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state :-
(a) whether there are some special achievements of India's foreign policy in the last years;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether it is a fact that India's foreign policy resulted in remarkable progress in the country's economy; and
(d) if so, the details thereof?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
(DR. RAJKUMAR RANJAN SINGH)
(a & b) Yes, India’s foreign policy has chartered a path that enhances its strength, protects its core interests, and ensures India’s continued upward trajectory as a fast-growing and inclusive economy, with a rising profile in global affairs. This has been achieved despite the unforeseen challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and disruptions caused by armed conflicts.
(c & d) Yes, there is a greater integration of the Indian economy with regional and global economies. This has contributed to a deeper and extensive trade, technology and investment partnerships; accrued benefits from migration and mobility of India’s skilled professionals globally; and expansion of India’s developmental template internationally. India has also streamlined and strengthened its Economic Diplomacy initiatives to support India’s domestic development programmes, especially towards flagship initiatives in key sectors including manufacturing, skill development, agriculture, infrastructure development, digital economy, innovation, entrepreneurship, emerging technologies, etc.
An indicative list of special achievements of India in foreign policy domain is also attached at Annexure I.