While modern India wrings its hands at how much foreign trips of government officials cost the taxpayer, it is forgotten that diplomacy is an expensive exercise.
Months before the War of 1857 began, the English concluded treaties and agreements with Russia, Persia and Afghanistan.
These countries could have opened a second front against the British Raj.
To Indian rulers, by 1857, diplomacy meant London.
Can modern India match Western diplomacy.
The last 60 years have shown that it can – but no thanks to the Indian chatteratti, who occupy the sound waves trying to second guess Indian diplomacy.
2ndlook at India & the World in 1857
1857 – A Year in Hindsight
1857 – A Failed ‘Mutiny’?
How 1857 changed world history …
1857 – The Siege of Lucknow
India – Science, Technology & Industry
Death of Indian Shipbuilding
1857 – Some History, Some Propaganda
Book Review – Operation Red Lotus
Indian Ships – British Navy
Britain – The Rise of a Pirate Empire
India Non-Violent Struggle? The Myth
Famous Last Words
One More Chapter In Anglo Saxon Bloodshed
- Church, Religion & Go-Gooders (behind2ndlook.wordpress.com)
- Indian History – Blind At Birth? (quicktake.wordpress.com)
- And forgive us for our ignorant protests (2ndlook.wordpress.com)
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