Is India on the losing side in Re-alignment scheme of world ?India's primary focus now must be in the Great Game east being played out in the Asia often considered to be cold war of 21st century. The center of The Great Game east is also Afghanistan. But this time unlike Cold war era during which India was known to have close relations with Soviet Union there seems to be strategic shift in the Indian Policy circles by Bon Homie with U.S. In the Great Game east unlike cold war Trans Pacific region is the scene of battle unlike Trans Atlantic during Cold War.
The alignment is getting clear.
India, US and some remnant NATO allies on one side and Pakistan, Soviet Union and Chinese and their allies on the other side. The battle is clearly drawn. Be it IS or North Korean Issue the new Bon homie between China and Russia is seen blatantly. U.S. is slowly losing its hegemonic clout and at this time India has allied with U.S. instead of emergent Russia. Like Soviet defeat in 1989 after 10 years of its Afghan campaign by which time it pulled out its forces U.S. is now retreating after more than a decade of fighting since 2001 in Afghanistan. Russia- China dominated SCO has started to replace NATO in Afghanistan.
At this time Geo-Politics of Global warming is favoring Russia by opening Arctic (Recently Russia was able to circumscribe Arctic without Ice Breakers which was impossible 2 years ago). So Is India on wrong side of the re-alignment? Is it a period of rise for Pakistan in its diplomatic battles?
Finally any nation's foreign policy alignment is to be with its domestic economic objectives and National aspirations in mind.But it remains a puzzle to why U.S. which is having economic polices that may harm Indian interest is chosen rather in the scheme of things. India based organisations like SAARC and NAM were also losing their influence unlike cold war during which NAM enjoyed considerable influence vetoing U.S and Russian dominance because of Indo- Pak rivalry. But Pakistan never wanted these organisations (NAM and SAARC) to be strong which it seemed favored Indian interests. Pakistan is actually looking for demise of SAARC particularly where Indian influence is very strong. India seems to pursue short term goals with longer scheme of things which might take place for a decade in sidelined.
Friends. So what is your opinion on Indian position in Great Game east.