Cutting across continents and hemispheres, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s foreign travels have galvanised the narrative of the India Story abroad and positioned Asia’s fastest growing economy as an influential global player. This first-of-its-kind book maps PM Modi’s journeys to 36 countries in the first 18 months of his tenure, which illuminate key strands of his foreign policy, marked by an overarching vision of remaking India into a developed country with a distinctive voice in international affairs.
Packed with captivating images and elegantly crafted text, the book vividly brings out PM Modi’s singular diplomatic style and the evolving idiom of his foreign policy outreach. Rich in facts, anecdotes and significant details, the book is the first attempt to go behind PM Modi’s much-publicised foreign travels to bring out concrete outcomes that will impinge on India’s ongoing ascent as a global power.
“This book is doubly welcome because along with giving glimpses of new directions in Prime Minister Modi’s foreign policy and diplomacy, it also shows that all his endeavours are closely linked to raising the standard of living of all Indians, and in the process transforming India,” writes Maharajakrishna Rasgotra, India’s former foreign secretary, in the preface to the book.