Be it Turkey, Malaysia or British MP Debbie Abrahams, India has sent out a strong message. Anyone who tries to interfere in India’s internal affairs needlessly will be dealt with firmly
Bengaluru: The days of worrying are over. The days of brooding and getting browbeaten are also over!
Now, it’s all about being robust and emphatically stressing that India doesn’t kowtow to any external pressure in its internal affairs.
Ever since PM Narendra Modi took over the reins, he has been working hard to improve India’s position internationally.
That apart, he has also stridently shown that he doesn’t think twice in taking some punitive measures when it comes to protecting India’s sovereignty.
1. India deports British MP Debbie Abrahams
The latest episode of his gigantic will to send home a strong message is the decision to deport British MP Debbie Abrahams. Government officials have informed that she had resorted to anti-India activities and acting against India’s interests.
Though there were voices of criticism against the move, he got massive support from the most unexpected quarters. Senior Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi tweeted his support saying, “The deportation of Debbie Abrahams by India was indeed necessary, as she is not just an MP, but a Pak proxy known for her clasp with e Pak govt and ISI. Every attempt that tries to attack India's sovereignty must be thwarted.”
2. India doesn’t take Turkish President’s remarks lightly
Just around the same time, India also took strong exception to the remarks made by Turkey President Erdogan.
The Turkish President had made needless remarks about Kashmir, expressing his support to Pakistan.
But India did not take it lying down.
In a strongly worded letter, MEA responded thus:
“We call upon the Turkish leadership to not interfere in India’s internal affairs and develop proper understanding of the facts, including the grave threat posed by terrorism emanating from Pakistan to India and the region.
3. Malaysia taught a lesson
And when it comes to India’s internal affairs and the abrogation of articles 35A and 370, how can Malaysia be left far behind?
The Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad had made caustic remarks about India abrogating articles 35A and 370.
He had gone to the extent of saying that “India has invaded and occupied Kashmir” at the United Nations General Assembly.
India had reacted strongly as the matter was and is purely an internal affair.
Close on the heels of this remark, the Malaysian Prime Minister embarrassed himself yet again.
In relation to the enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), he was reported to have said, “I am sorry to see that India, which claims to be a secular state, now is taking action to deprive some Muslims of their citizenship. If we do that here, I do not know what will happen. There will be chaos and instability, and everybody will suffer."
Taking umbrage at this, India has imposed massive curbs on the import of palm oil from Malaysia. And as the curbs kicked in, Malaysia has taken a severe dent on its economy.
In fact, its PM even confessed saying his country is too small to take any action against India for its decision.
4. India doesn’t sign RCEP
Not just these, India even took the brave decision of not signing Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as it felt its domestic industries would be badly hurt.
With such phenomenal decisions, gone are the days when other countries thought that India could be bullied into subservience. But the new India, under Narendra Modi, doesn’t have any sort of trepidation in calling spade a spade.
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Last Updated Feb 19, 2020, 2:10 PM IST