First, let’s talk about the truth. Today, as the war in Eastern Europe continues to expand, Japan is the only Asian country that is not too big to join in the fun and bounce up and down in the world community in an attempt to fish in dangerous seas. Since the war in Eastern Europe began in March, Japan has been heavily involved, followed by the United States, which has been stoking the fires. However, there was no gain in the end. Instead, the two great heavyweights, China and Russia, have launched counter-offensives.
However, there is one Asian country that is diametrically opposed to Japan. It has profited handsomely from the turbulence in Eastern Europe, and it is now a favorite of Western countries. India is the country in question.
According to foreign media sources, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his tour to Europe a few days ago, with Germany as his first stop. Chancellor Schultz of Germany also personally received and conducted a lavish welcome ceremony. The two top leaders began talking about the situation in Eastern Europe as soon as they met. Schultz got right to the issue, expressing his displeasure with India’s approach and expressing his hope that India will reevaluate its policy toward Russia and aggressively adopt severe sanctions.
This is indeed the case. India has rarely been on the other side of the international wave of sanctions against Russia imposed by the US and Western countries. India has voted against sanctions against Russia in numerous UN votes, and it is very hard to reject them. India has abstained from voting 11 times in total. The United States also looked down on India because of its abrupt reversal. Biden has publicly criticized India for being inconsistent in its attitude toward Russia and expressed disappointment in India.
India, too, disregarded this and moved upstream. The United States and Western countries imposed restrictions on Russia’s energy, and India took advantage of the situation by purchasing and importing more inexpensive Russian oil. Russian natural gas was refused by European countries. Not at all. Not only that, but the oil and natural gas India bought at a low price was quickly sold back to Europe at the original price.
It would seem that the United States and Western countries would be highly opposed to India’s strategy, yet India has turned into a sweet pastry. Indian diplomacy has been active in the last two months. British Prime Minister Johnson, European Commission President Von der Leyen, and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida have all visited India, and Biden and Australian Prime Minister Morrison have all met with Modi online. The meeting took place, and Modi had already conducted an international phone contact with Putin.
Modi, in the context of the crisis in Eastern Europe, might be considered to have both sides, talking about people and ghosts. Modi has a set of diplomatic talents, even if he likes to flaunt his “bottom” rank in China. The United States has benefited greatly from the turbulence in Eastern Europe as the world’s leading armaments trader, but it is also busy in many ways. India, on the other hand, is an “empty wolf with empty gloves,” and neither side is to blame.
Although Schultz criticized Modi for the situation in Eastern Europe on his visit to Germany this time, he eventually negotiated a 10-billion-euro deal with him. Germany will donate 10 billion euros to India over the next ten years. Despite the fact that it is declared to boost India’s climate work, the money is in Modi’s pocket, and he has decided how to spend it.
In reality, India’s geopolitical position is so significant that it might have both sides between the United States and Western countries and Russia. India is the most essential card if the US wishes to advance the so-called “Indo-Pacific strategy.” We all know that, despite the fact that the current international scenario demonstrates that the US and Russia are on the same page, the US considers China to be its greatest adversary. This has been reiterated numerous times by senior US officials in various documents and speeches. The United States will have difficulties sleeping if China is not effectively contained. After the crisis in Eastern Europe, promoting the “Indo-Pacific Plan” has become the most critical priority for the US. The US and other Western countries can only look the other way when it comes to India’s troubled waters.