India’s Response to COVID-19: A Soft Power Perspective

The COVID-19 crisis has caught the world off-guard. However, from a soft power perspective, this adversary could be turned into an opportunity to build a credible image at the world stage and to enhance nations’ soft power profile. As per Harvard Professor Joseph S. Nye, soft power grows out of nations’ “culture, domestic values, and foreign policies.” This blog post surveys India’s response to COVID-19 and argues that a comprehensive and timely approach against the Coronavirus crisis might enhance India’s soft power appeal. 

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