World History 1A
19 March 2015
NonAlignment of India
Throughout its years, India has had relations with other countries that often ended poorly. To start it off, the invasion of the British destroyed an empire and later the entire Indian Subcontinent. Becoming involved with other countries has never ended well with India so they thought that they should not become involved with foreign countries following their independence. Based on the result of past occurrences including relations with other countries and military issues, India should be nonaligned for its own benefit to relations within its own country.
Prior to any direct connection to the outside world, the people of the Mughal empire lived at peace until the disruption from the British East India Company in 1617. The original purpose of the establishment of this foreign country, to weaken the Dutch and Portuguese as well as the nonthreatening British, seemed harmless to the Mughal empire. This establishment of the British in India had some benefits including putting India on the map for trade routes which grew to be important in India’s connections around the world. Despite this good influence, the British installment of indirect and direct rule proved to be disastrous and literally ripped the subcontinent of India apart through failed partitions. This wasn’t the end to foreign involvement even after India’s hardearned independence. India struggled with wars against China and Pakistan serving as a wakeup call that they may need to do something differently.
More recent issues involve military powers in India and surrounding countries. In the meeting of NonAligned Nations on September 4th of 1961, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru gave a speech regarding his position on nonalignment in military purposes. Nehru stated’ “It ...
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