Shivshankar Menon on India’s place in the Asian sun : The Tribune India
It is a sign of the times we live in that even a casual discussion of an insightful book on geopolitics spills over into talk about the Covid-19 pandemic. On a morning walk a few days ago with my two neighbours, both retired Grade I Indian ambassadors, one of them asked if either of us had read “Shankar’s new book”. Shivshankar Menon, author of ‘India and Asian Geopolitics: The Past, Present’, is called Shankar by his seniors in the Indian Foreign Service (IFS).
In response, the other retired envoy said: “Shankar writes in his book that during the 1965 war, he went about Delhi with friends enforcing the blackout against Pakistani air raids. Not the man we know.” The first…