Narendra Modi's visit to Jakarta expands the window for closer ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tour to Indonesia, which begins today, offers India a critical opportunity to reverse the benign neglect of relations between the two Indian Ocean neighbours. This trip marks the first official visit by Mr Modi in return for a state visit by Indonesian President Joko Widodo to India in December 2016, and is important for the multiple geo-strategic signals it sends out. Now that the Cold War paradigm, which put the two countries on opposite sides of global power equations, is a thing of the past, this meeting reflects a better understanding of the urgent nee.....

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