Foreign Policy – Core Principles and Initiative Proposal .

The Rising India Party is committed to changing the dreadful story that is Indian Foreign Policy and Foreign Interface; one that is long overdue for change, for if these narratives of the nation do not change, the country is doomed forever to be a second-class power, subservient to other predatory world powers. The Rising India Party places its counter-balance before the public of India and proposes the following Policy Framework for the citizen to vote upon:

  1. The Rising India Party government, would immediately move to reconstitute the Foreign Ministry and its working methodologies.
  2. An Audit Board Group would be formed tasked with undertaking a thorough Audit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Foreign outposts, their personnel and its functioning.
  3. The Audit Group would be split into the required number of smaller teams / groups so as to carry out its tasks efficiently and expeditiously.
  4. Teams would go overseas to undertake spot audits of the functioning of India’s overseas missions.
  5. Simultaneously Plans Board Groups would be formed to frame a cohesive long-term Vision, Mission and Values statement for India’s foreign policy and international interface.
  6. These would set up permanent think-tanks tasked to frame strategies to tackle the evolving global geo-political scenarios within the Core National Interest in focus.
  7. Strong permanently staffed high-end, analytics Groups would be formed comprising people from diverse disciplines with high IQ’s, strong academic and experiential back-grounds, and the highest levels of tested and back-ground checked integrity and passion for India and its national interests.
  8. The Audit Board and Plans Board Groups would be staffed with a mix of current civil servants, retired civil servants and highly experienced and high-end intelligence personnel constituting 30%, academics with foreign and global experience and academic specializations and perspectives 25%, senior people from the corporate sector with substantial work experience in overseas countries 30% and foreign nationals who are widely experienced in diplomacy and including authors specializing in studying key societies such as China, Britain, Europe, United States to act as sounding boards and contributors to understanding these societies and the embedded thinking of these societies and their thought leaders.
  9. All current and existing Foreign Ministry personnel will undergo stringent and deep-dive analytics using all available tools including psychometric profiling, polygraph assisted interviews, fresh thorough background checks, IQ tests to assess those that are not best suited to the high-end front line of foreign service professional that the country needs or those that may have sold out to foreign powers; may be sweetheart-crony inductees of bureaucrats and politicians; or of a quality below the required mind-capacity thresholds.
  10. All new personnel being brought in will undergo stringent and deep-dive analytics using all available tools including psychometric profiling, polygraph assisted interviews to ensure that the people being brought in are at a minimum neutral; and not anti-India biased or corrupted by foreign powers, people.
  11. The rule books to which the foreign services function is also still a remnant of the British Power and must be dumped in to the dust bins of history.
  12. The Rising India government would rewrite these Rule Books, while retaining those elements that are relevant and that promote or protect national interest.
  13. The personnel staffing the Foreign Ministry and Foreign Services would be radically reshaped.
  14. As one of first key steps to reshape the Indian interface with foreign countries and their citizens, all foreign outposts would be revamped and reshaped to present a superbly friendly, hospitable, efficient and sophisticated atmosphere that showcases our civilization’s core values within our Embassies, High Commissions and diplomatic outposts all over the world, starting with our most important key nations percolating down to all the rest in descending order of visitors from these countries.
  15. All staff posted to foreign nations would be required to attain a certain minimum level of local language proficiency as well as a cultural understanding of where they are posted.
  16. Cameras would be installed in all outposts, essentially to keep watch on Indian staff interface with foreigners visiting these outposts for reasons of visas or other.
  17. The outposts will be required to run Indian culture and nation information sessions in waiting areas and conference facility rooms to familiarize foreigners on our nation, its history, its places of interest, cultural differences of various regions, information on cuisines etc. to create a stir in the host nations amongst their local population such that India is talked about positively.
  18. The government would set up Indian Civilization Download Services on the pattern of British Council, United States Information Service type presence in all key cities and ramp up information download on India by creating world class libraries, running Hindi, Sanskrit, and one or two South Indian language courses.
  19. The private sector would be invited to participate in these initiatives, which are monetized through fees charged for services provided to the public, either through subscription for access member ship or through course fees.
  20. These councils would also be the frontline of the nation for promotion of business contacts, opportunities and tender processes
  21. Indian authors, art, artists etc. would be promoted and showcased as part of the activities of these outposts.
  22. Indian Diplomatic missions would be staffed by the best and brightest of Indian minds high on all parameters of human qualities and index including IQ, education, social awareness and sophistication, command over knowledge of local societies and language for effective communication, and other qualities as required.
  23. These missions would be aggressively tasked to showcase the nations development initiatives and opportunities available to the Indian diaspora as well as foreign professional and companies to participate it its development.
  24. They would also showcase India’s passage through time, its achievement, its contributions to human social-psychological-scientific development and its civilizational values; and these atmospherics would begin at the door of every mission to transport visitors to the true meaning of the Indian civilization.
  25. Additionally, they would become the front-line for lobbying foreign governments and educational institutions to incorporate into their school curriculums, the contributions of the Indian civilizations to the development of their own.
  26. All foreign missions would become points of information gathering of the socio-economic-political-scientific-military-demographic developments in local societies in which they function.
  27. A percentage of staff employed at foreign outposts would be drawn from amongst the local Indian Diaspora and local native population, for non-diplomatic positions in order to create an atmosphere that locals can identify and empathize with.
  28. The government co-opt the private sector and would commission Bollywood and South Indian Film industry to come up with films and short audio-visual narratives of India’s golden history and culture stories built around its spiritual narrative, its insights, its inclusiveness, warm hospitality, inherent wealth and bravery, including folklore, and films inspired by its ancient and modern literature.
  29. The Indian missions in foreign lands would be tasked to become beacons for tis diaspora in the support and protection it would provide each and every Indian citizen, including to those of Indian ancestry should they need any. These would be tasked to become the number one in the support any nation offers its nationals overseas for which special budget allocations would be provided.
  30. The most extensive “world library”, comprising electronic servers and hard, books, periodicals etc. of all knowledge available in the world would be built and maintained in India and all missions would have electronic access to these, and would in turn provide them to any members of the missions.
  31. The government would develop an internal Vision, Mission, Values and Core Interests Document that would become the basis of the Foreign Policy play of the country.
  32. This document would lay out the basis of all activities and foreign interface using all necessary resources at the nation’s command to ensure that the country’s soft and hard power projection is in Sync with its national interest, and it counters and neutralizes all negative, anti-India forces that may be at play at any given point of time.
  33. One aim of the Foreign Policy projection would be to “turn” any personnel being used by powers inimical to India through frequent contacts, dialogue and mind-influencing using the nation’s emotional connect, inclusive friendliness and helpfulness to their life, and to those of their families; “making enemies into friends” would be the theme policy and strategy at individual levels of personnel of foreign governments and nationals. Offering sanctuaries would be part of the policy initiative.
  34. A culture of “Enhance and Protect the National Interest” must be made to evolve at every level of government and certainly within the Foreign Services that are as corrupt as their local government counterparts in India.
  35. Corruption can never uphold national interest, it inevitably compromises it; and the Indian politician and bureaucrat is thoroughly corrupted and spiritually bankrupt, and progressively has been for over 50 years now. This has to change or the vast sea of humanity that is India, will be consigned to the dustbins of history, forever, and that cannot be allowed to happen.
  36. The government would send new and neutral emissaries recruited from outside current bureaucracy to all key foreign governments; or alternatively commission private sector market research companies to connect with the senior levels of all governments tasked to find out the following:
    1. What their perception of India is at the moment.
    2. What they see as the key stumbling blocks for better relations
    3. What they would like to achieve with India
    4. What they would like to see out of India
    5. What they are prepared to contribute or give towards closer of better relations to mutual benefit
    6. Where India rests in their order of priorities
    7. What improvement they would like to see in India’s foreign interface
    8. Their assessment of the current bureaucracy they interact with
    9. Other questions of relevance.
  37. The results of these surveys and internal assessment exercises that the Government would undertake would be used to frame Functional Policies wherein solutions to grave India-impacting global issues are designed and implemented quickly and efficiently.
  38. The current phenomenon of delays in Policy Framing and strategic operations, non-stop excuses and “Public Manipulation to Not Do the Job That Needs to Be Done” unless the pockets of those sitting on decisions, including on budgets get filled first; or they get to prolong their exercise of State power, and the opportunity for personal gain and mutual back-scratching society that this represents, must wind-up. This story that is visible in all aspect of Indian life, including in the overseas missions, has to be wiped out immediately and expeditiously.
  39. Indian companies who set up businesses in foreign countries will work to the national rule that 50% of profits made in the host country will be kept there for the development of their national economy.
  40. They would be required to train local work forces as part of their international remit
  41. They would be required to employ at least 50% of the work force locally and only if local talent Is not available for a given profile(s) would they export Indian talent or import from third countries.
  42. Indian companies following these rules will be given tax concessions on their foreign income as they would be fulfilling a national goal; one of holistic, soft, genuine, host-country friendly policies that would replace the current predatory policies of China and the West.TO BE ADDED


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