G20 is India’s time under the sun. But only grand imagination, not realism, can transform it

This Article First Appeared In The Print On Nov 16, 2022

It is India’s turn! In case you missed it, starting this month, India will head the table of G20 nations. India chose to delay taking the appointed role by a year and will now end its presidency in December 2023. You might surmise that this delay was chosen to coincide with India’s domestic calendar as it moves firmly toward the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. It could be so. Whether it is the US, architect of the G20, or India, current occupant of its chair, domestic politics is set to play an outsized role in shaping a new international order.

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