Sunday, April 1, 2012

India Foreign Policy Fact of the Day

India, a nation of 1.2 billion people, has about 800 diplomats serving in 162 missions and posts around the world. The United States, by comparison, has a diplomatic corps of more than 11,000. Even tiny Singapore surpasses India, with 847 foreign service officers.
From a nice article in the Times about how business delegations are adding a much-needed additional dimension to India's over-burdened foreign policy establishment. 

And no, this is not an All Fools Day joke!

1 comment:

Srikar said...

Inevitable future, Gulzar. International trade and business will become one of the important pivots around which foreign policy will revolve!