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Strain on India and the World Order

Todd Price, MBA

Feb 16, 2023

Todd Price, MBA

The Russia-Ukraine war has had a limited direct impact on India. However, India has been observing the situation closely as it has regional stability and security implications. The war has increased tensions between Russia and the West, and as a result, the international community has imposed economic sanctions on Russia (IMF, 2021). As a significant trading partner with Russia, India has been indirectly affected by these sanctions, as they have disrupted trade and investment in the region (World Bank, 2020).

Additionally, the war has heightened tensions between NATO and Russia, increasing its military presence in Eastern Europe (NATO, 2021). As a member of the international community, India has expressed concerns about the situation in Ukraine. It has called for a resolution to the conflict based on respect for international law (Council on Foreign Relations, 2021). India seeks to maintain good relations with both NATO and Russia and has been working to promote peace and stability in the region.


Moreover, the Ukraine war has also indirectly affected India's energy security. Russia is one of the world's largest oil and gas exporters. The conflict in Ukraine has created uncertainty in the energy market and led to price fluctuations (EIA, 2020). As a rapidly growing economy, India heavily depends on energy imports to meet its growing energy demands. The instability in the energy market caused by the war in Ukraine has had adverse effects on India's energy security and has created challenges for India's energy sector.


In addition to energy security, the war in Ukraine has also had implications for India's foreign policy. India has been working to establish itself as a significant global power and has been working on expanding its global footprint. The conflict in Ukraine has increased tensions between Russia and the West, which has created challenges for India in terms of balancing its relationships with both sides. India has been working to maintain good relations with both NATO and Russia while also seeking to avoid getting involved in the conflict.


Another factor to consider is the impact of the war on India's security. India shares a long land border with Russia, and the conflict in Ukraine has increased tensions between Russia and the West. As a result, the international community has imposed economic sanctions on Russia, which has created uncertainty in the region (ibid). As a neighbor of Russia, India has been affected by the increased tensions and has expressed concerns about the stability and security of the region.


In conclusion, the Russia-Ukraine war has had a limited direct impact on India but has far-reaching implications for the country. India has been monitoring the situation closely and has expressed concerns about the stability and security of the region. The war has increased tensions between Russia and the West and has led to economic sanctions that have disrupted trade and investment in the area, affecting India's economy. The instability in the energy market caused by the war has also had adverse effects on India's energy security. Additionally, the conflict has created challenges for India's foreign policy as it seeks to balance its relationships with both NATO and Russia while avoiding getting involved. The war in Ukraine has increased tensions between Russia and the West, and this has created challenges for India in terms of security, as it shares a long land border with Russia. The international community's response to the conflict has created uncertainty in the region and has increased India's concerns about stability and security.

 

Reference Page:

Council on Foreign Relations. (2021). India's Foreign Policy. Retrieved from https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/indias-foreign-policy

EIA. (2020). India Energy Outlook. Retrieved from https://www.eia.gov/outlooks/ieo/india.php

IMF. (2021). Economic sanctions against Russia. Retrieved from https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19/Economic-Sanctions-against-Russia

NATO. (2021). Russia-Ukraine conflict. Retrieved from https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/topics/ukraine-crisis.htm

World Bank. (2020). India Economic Update. Retrieved from https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/32505

 

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