19 August, 2022
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India and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) held their first political discussion on December 12 in Brussels, according to recent reports.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a military alliance established by the North Atlantic Treaty (also called the Washington Treaty) of April 1949, by the United States, Canada, and several Western European nations to provide collective security against the Soviet Union.
There are currently 30 member states.
Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Other nations include:
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and India had their first political discussion on December 12, 2019, in Brussels.
India has engaged in political talks with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, shedding light on New Delhi’s changing geopolitical calculations.
India has been coordinating with NATO for several years now:
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India needs to be cautious of its stance. In the rising multipolar world and changing world order, India too is making pragmatic approaches like recently changing stance for Taliban in Afghanistan and talks with NATO but must be aligned with its own strategic independence and national interest.
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