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India shedding the ghost of Nehru and nonalignment

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French President Francois Hollande, right, is greeted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi after his arrival at the Rock Garden in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh on Jan. 24.   © Reuters

China's rise has led to foreign policy changes in a number of major countries, including India. Nonalignment was the keystone of Indian foreign policy during the Cold War, but there has been gradual shift to "multialignment" in the post-Cold War period as India seeks to cope with China's growing might.

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