India’s External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar, commented on the ongoing diplomatic dispute with Maldives, acknowledging the complexities of international politics. Speaking at the Manthan: Townhall meeting in Nagpur, Maharashtra, Jaishankar emphasized the dynamic nature of diplomatic relationships and the inevitability of differing perspectives.
In the midst of tensions, with Maldives setting a deadline of 15 March for India to withdraw its troops from the island, Jaishankar’s remarks highlighted the pragmatism needed in navigating diplomatic challenges. He stated, “Politics is politics. I cannot guarantee that in every country, every day, everybody will support us or agree with us.”
The minister’s acknowledgment of the unpredictable nature of international relations underscores the challenges faced by nations in maintaining unanimous support across diverse geopolitical landscapes. As India continues to engage in diplomatic efforts to address the issues with Maldives, Jaishankar’s candid commentary provides insight into the realistic expectations surrounding global alliances and the nuanced nature of political dynamics.