New Strong and Clear Outreach - Nirupama Rao, The Hindu
The nirupama menon piece is a good roundup of the issues she chooses to highlight but she has nothing new to say on them.So relevance of the piece(for me) is to ponder over the exclusions and see whether they havebeen excluded for propitiating her massa.
Its slant is fairly easy to see through especially in the last part which indulges in not so subtle taqyiya on behalf of massa (& uq) combine -calls paki fighter jet sales as mere "irritants" excludes any reference to continued economic and military support to Pakistan by massa and paints the Indo-pak issue as something inevitable (due to "geography and history") instead of directly naming Massa's role in propping up and goading his munna to "balance" India.
Elsewhere it faults India's quest for alternate global funding and risk sharing mechanisms vs IMF & WB combine as misguided efforts supposedly inadvertently strengthening China .
Then she tries to make massa's problems with China ,India's by claiming in an alarmist tone that China has reached a "tipping point" where its no longer hiding its intentions or capabilities - when actual context is China's moves in South china sea and its budding initiative to cobble together an alternative Eurasian (transport and economic) framework (as counter to the atlantist framework) .She depicts both as somehow targeting India.
Russia and EU don't even get a mention just as the Latin american nations (dilma is at the moment facing al-ciada engineered mass protests, a situation which can easily be aimed to replicate in India in near future).
One strategy to counter the threats of induced political instability from massa and its minions is solidarity amongst the big nations like Russia,China,India,Brazil,South Africa etc and creation of alternate economic frameworks(BRICS bank,Asian Infra Bank etc) to tide over sanctions - like the one's Russia is reeling under.
So her most flagrant exclusion is India's imperative to engage further in the BRICSs framework along with subtle "under the mat" engagement with Euro and Japan as counter to massa arm twisting.
Since AlChindu published this massa pasand and China targeting propagandu "for instructing" on India's foreign policy, guess the financial problems are getting bad enough for it to now become overtly AlGandoo for whosoever is paying up.