On the other hand, India’s relationship with the ASEAN or IBSA or BRIC is of an informal nature, with IBSA being just “a coordinating mechanism between three emerging countries, three multiethnic and multicultural democracies”; and its relationship with the ASEAN only now taking some form through free-trade agreements. As for BRIC, it is just an acronym for Brazil, Russia, India and China, which are becoming significant due to their increasing size in the international arena, and not even an informal mechanism.
Even if we put aside the fact that India and the US have a strong relationship in the trade and exchange sector, India’s efforts to expand its relationship with other countries is not a zero-sum game, but an effort to strengthen its ties with new countries and markets. Lastly, India cannot ignore the role of the US in the international institutions like the UN, the WTO and other bodies, where the US... [continues]
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