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World Knows India’s Corona Capabilities, ‘Developed’ Nations Not As Able: Suresh Prabhu

NEW DELHI: “Global institutions were under severe stress even before COVID, some were ineffectual, some ineffective. You can call it a comorbidity,” says Suresh Prabhu, India’s Sherpa to the G-20 and G-7, adding, now during the pandemic “we’re facing a critical, unprecedented situation”. The world “needs strong institutions and strong leadership, which is also participative,” he said, pointing out that “before vaccines, we were sending medicines, formulations not available even in the U.S. and EU,” adding, the world has “recognised India’s capabilities to do something so important, so high-tech, so critical, which so-called developed countries are not able to do. That shows how India is growing and acquiring a new role in world affairs.”

“We are fighting China strongly on bilateral issues, border issues, trade and other issues and working with those countries who share that vision,” said Prabhu, adding: “We have to accept the reality of the world as it is today. We also have to realise that we live in a world which has so many different components, different players. So, we work with that in different forums. But the common denominator in all this—our national interest is more important than anything else. We try to promote national interest through various forums. Participating in multilateral forums where China also may be present is also protecting India’s own interests.”

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In this exclusive chat with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi, Suresh Prabhu also discussed what India brings to the G-20 and G-7 tables, what it hopes to bring back from these fora, world trade and the reform of the WTO, “the effective platform that the World Economic Forum” has become, India’s lead against terror financing at the G-20 and Financial Action Task Force and New Delhi’s climate change commitments and goals.

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The 'Eye' of the story not the 'I' of the story. That's Amitabh Pashupati Revi's credo from the beginning of his professional journey in 1995. From conflicts in the war zones of Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq to nuances of international politics in the Maldives,Thailand, and South Sudan, Amitabh has reported from all the world's continents, except for Antarctica(so far). Though, he has documented the world's third pole, the Siachen Glacier!
Amitabh reports and produces documentaries on the two-front China-Pakistan threat to India. His ground reports from Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh have received viewership in the hundreds of thousands. Amitabh has interviewed world leaders, top global analysts, and experts in India, Russia, the United States, and Australia as well. Along the way, he’s picked up the Russian language, the Ramnath Goenka Award for his reporting on the 'Islamic State' terrorist group in Iraq, the Khaled Alkhateb Award for his reporting from Palmyra, Syria, and the UN Dag Hammarskjöld Distinguished Journalist Fellowship. Last but not least, as a founder member of StratNews Global, Amitabh helps lead the reporting, editorial, production, and administration teams at StratNews Global, BharatShakti, and InterStellar on their journey ahead.