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Ukraine conflict and India’s hard choices

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n 24th January 2022, I assessed and tweeted from my account (@InsightGL) that Russia will invade Ukraine after 20th February, the closing day of the disastrous Beijing Winter Olympics. Unfortunately, my predictions came true, and activities started on 21st February. The invasion of Ukraine is part of history now.

Ukraine is getting crushed in the great power competition and will take decades to recover. It has lost $240 billion between 2014-2020. The present daily revenue losses range from $4-5 billion and increasing. The situation is beyond the capacity of the 57th ranked world economy to recover from.

Post-war, the West would move in under the garb of rehabilitation and support and may never leave. But the present situation has already put many nations in a quandary; India is one of them. Does India have many choices? If yes, then what are India’s options in this very complex situation?

The question, “Who to side with”, has already put many nations in a quandary; India is one of them. Does India have many choices? If yes, then what are India’s options in this very complex situation?

Should India remain neutral the way it is now, or side with Russia or go with the Western block?

I (@InsightGL) present an in-depth analysis on India’s premier ‘Think-Tank’ organization Chanakya Forum:

Tony Simon

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