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Modi is turning India's nonalignment policy into a business model

Top officials advance export drive by promoting wares of state-owned arms makers

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Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in Washington on April 11: His unique background is reshaping the country's foreign policy.   © Reuters

Akhil Ramesh is a research fellow at Pacific Forum, a foreign policy research institute based in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is the first career diplomat to serve as India's external affairs minister. Unlike many of his predecessors, he has also had experience in the private sector, serving as president of global corporate affairs for the Tata Group for about a year just before taking up his current role.

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