- The G20 is being promoted by the Indian government by using images of Modi and its official emblem.
- The G20 is the most crucial platform to accomplish India’s goal of blending domestic and international politics.
- India wants to use the summit as a “converging point” for the two sides of the world.
The G20 summit is being promoted by the Indian government by using images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and its official emblem, which features a globe snuggled inside a blooming lotus. 200 pre-summit gatherings with yoga, cultural performances, and specially crafted cuisines have been held around the nation in more than 50 cities.
With the main summit only two days away, Delhi has been decorated for the occasion, with sculptured fountains, flower pots, and the Indian flag placed throughout the city. Many slums have had temporary textile walls built in front of them to obscure them from view, and people have been evacuated.
The majority of schools and offices have been given three days off, key roads have been closed, thousands of security personnel have been deployed in advance of the event, and numerous planes and trains have been canceled.
The G20 is the most crucial platform to accomplish India’s goal of blending domestic and international politics. According to former Indian ambassador Jitendra Nath Misra, India will hope that the focus will be on unifying problems rather than contentious ones like Ukraine.
India has stated that it aims to place issues that disproportionately affect poor countries on the agenda ever since gaining the G20 presidency. The summit will take place at a time when the “Global South” has established itself as a significant player in the international system, leading many nations to question the usefulness of a Western-dominated forum like the G20.
India wants to use the summit as a “converging point” for the two sides of the world. The message is that they are on their side and ready to take the initiative to lead from the front to the local populace and the Global South. The African Union’s inclusion in the G20 is being proposed as a sign of India’s support for developing nations.
The Delhi administration, which continues to be in a precarious geopolitical position, finds it difficult to attempt to act as a potential bridge between the developed and developing worlds.
Given how much money was spent marketing a G20 conference led by Modi, it will also be under pressure to produce results at home.