Ex Indian State Minister urges neighbours, including SL, to prioritise regional safety in policy decisions
Colombo (LNW): Former Indian State Minister of External Affairs, M.J. Akbar, has expressed India’s expectation for Sri Lanka and other independent countries in the region to prioritise the safety of neighboring nations in their policy decisions.
Akbar made these comments during a webinar organised by the Pathfinder Foundation, where he discussed India’s expanding influence beyond its traditional neighbourhood.
He underscored India’s ‘neighbourhood first’ policy, emphasising the importance of mutual understanding among nations.
While acknowledging Sri Lanka’s independence and unique perspective, Akbar urged the country to take into consideration India’s security concerns in its decision-making processes.