The death of Alexei Navalny is an indictment of Vladimir Putin’s regime. But his immense personal courage in opposing Putin’s rule is a reminder that there exists another Russia beyond cheering Kremlin loyalists and a subservient population. Navalny succeeded in exposing the base corruption, hypocrisy and pettiness of the Kremlin’s ‘necropolitical’ regime.
In this Chaillot Paper, both European and Indian experts explore how the EU and India might seize new opportunities for strategic partnership while highlighting underlying differences in outlook across critical issue areas.
It seems likely that India will use this year’s edition of the Raisina Dialogue to showcase its prowess on the global diplomatic stage – also with the upcoming elections in mind. But for ‘India’s Moment’ to come to fruition, the country’s rulers need to look beyond foreign policy achievements and deliver greater socio-economic equality for the population at large.