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President Putin’s Praise Of Prime Minister Modi Will Have A Major Impact On Global Perceptions
Everyone must ultimately decide which side they’re on when it comes to India’s grand strategy. They either work against it in support of the US’ unipolar liberal-globalist ideology or they support it in advance of the multipolar conservative-sovereigntist principles inherent in the Global Revolutionary Movement.
President Putin reiterated the key tenets of the Global Revolutionary Movement that he leads during his latest annual appearance at the Valdai Club, which is his newly restored world power’s top think tank. His worldview prioritizes the UN-enshrined sovereign right of all states and their societies to manage their affairs however they deem fit in the face of immense pressure from the US-led West’s Golden Billion to force them into implementing its models for ideological and self-interested reasons.
The global systemic transition to multipolarity, which predated Russia’s special operation in Ukraine but was unprecedentedly accelerated by it, has seen India rise to play an irreplicable balancing role. This South Asian state decisively chose to defy the Golden Billion’s illegal sanctions despite its close ties with that civilization in order to preemptively avert Russia’s potentially disproportionate dependence on China as a valve from Western pressure. The consequences of this development can’t be overstated.
Instead of Russia having no choice but to rely on China for support, which could have resulted in the Kremlin clinching lopsided deals with Beijing out of desperation and thus de facto becoming its “junior partner”, it proudly preserved its precious strategic autonomy. Anything less could have indefinitely perpetuated the present bi-multipolar intermediary phase of the global systemic transition by retaining the preeminent roles of the American and ([formerly?] aspiring) Chinese superpowers.
India would have been compelled by circumstances beyond its control to cede some of its own strategic autonomy to the US in de facto becoming that declining unipolar hegemon’s “junior partner” in order to balance out the benefits that neighboring China would receive from Russia playing that same role for it. The sequence of events that this could have catalyzed would have solidified the bi-multipolar system and thus heralded in a period of “G2” wherein America and China jointly rule the world indefinitely.
This scenario was offset by Prime Minister Modi’s decision to facilitate tripolarity through the creation of an informal third pole of influence between India, Iran, and Russia in order to support the global systemic transition’s ultimate evolution towards more complex multipolarity (“multiplexity”). In a nutshell, this South Asian leader and his multipolar conservative-sovereigntist team of diplomats represented by External Affairs Minister Jaishankar literally changed the course of world history.
It was this unparalleled impact on International Relations that President Putin had in mind when praising Prime Minister Modi during Thursday’s event. In the words of the Russian leader, “He is a true patriot of his country…Prime Minister Narendra Modi is one of those leaders in the world who is able to pursue independent foreign policy in the interest of his own country and his people...without any attempts to stop him in this movement, he continues going towards his goals. An icebreaker, I would say.”
Up until this point, pundits from the Golden Billion as well as the jointly BRICS- and SCO-led Global South of which India is a part had cast aspersions on this rising Great Power’s careful balancing act between both New Cold War blocs. They falsely claimed that it had taken one or the other’s side instead of acknowledging its pragmatic policy of principled neutrality. Regrettably, even Indian intellectuals – both liberal-globalist and superficially multipolar ones – participated in this nasty smear operation.
It was precisely due to this information warfare campaign that President Putin’s praise of Prime Minister Modi was able to have the most powerful impact possible on shaping global perceptions of that leader and his country. In just a few short words, the most influential figure of the Global Revolutionary Movement extended full credence to the Indian premier’s intentions in shaping the emerging Multipolar World Order, which clarified India’s role in the global systemic transition.
Those from the Golden Billion who criticize Prime Minister Modi for refusing to unilaterally concede on his country’s objective national interests by sanctioning Russia are denying his right to formulate an independent foreign policy. Likewise, the exact same can be said about those from the Global South who criticize him for not more openly taking Russia’s side in the Ukrainian Conflict. What’s most telling is that President Putin is pleased with Prime Minister Modi’s policies, while the West is beyond furious.
This observation speaks to the fact that Russia truly respects India’s UN-enshrined sovereign rights while the Golden Billion wants to erode them through their ongoing Hybrid War campaign against it. The more that the US and its vassals try to pressure India into unilaterally conceding on its objective national interests, the more defiantly it’ll continue pushing through with them like the icebreaker that it is. It would be best if they simply respect its rights, but that can’t be expected from the declining hegemon.
With this in mind, it can be said that those who condemn India’s grand strategy are actually doing the US’ information warfare bidding whether they’re conscious of this or not. In a similar vein, it can also be said that those who praise, respect, or even simply just acknowledge its grand strategy are discrediting the US by drawing attention to the fact that India is self-confident and strong enough to defy its demands despite the immense pressure upon Delhi to comply with them to its own detriment.
As President Putin said during Thursday’s event, “No one can sit out the coming storm”, which in this context means that everyone must ultimately decide which side they’re on when it comes to India’s grand strategy. They either work against it in support of the US’ unipolar liberal-globalist ideology or they support it in advance of the multipolar conservative-sovereigntist principles inherent in the Global Revolutionary Movement. There’s no middle ground, and everyone must soon make their choice.