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Menon punches holes in Centre’s theory of India being a ‘Vishwa Guru’

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The ex diplomat criticized the present government for using foreign policy for domestic political purposes and image projection

Shivshankar Menon.

Former National Security Advisor (NSA) Shivshankar Menon says India is still a developing country and is far away from being called a ‘Vishwa Guru’, as has been projected by the Modi government.

Speaking at the launch of his latest book, ‘India and Asian Geopolitics’, the former diplomat said, “I don’t think we are right yet to claim to be vishwa guru. We are not a great generator of knowledge or great innovators. We are actually an importer of knowledge, of technology, of ideas. Of course, this can change but not today.”

Speaking to Indian Express, Menon criticized the present regime for using foreign policy for domestic political purposes and image projection. “All this projection of India being a great rising power, a global power and so on is essentially us. The…

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