Pakistani establishment must be happy at the Diwali gift when they were moved out of the so-called ‘Grey List’ of the FATF ( Financial Action Task Force) to the so-called white List after four years or so when the onus of proof for terror financing and money laundering rested on their ill-gotten laurels. Islamabad has had that unique distinction couple of times before. But this was the longest and perhaps more painful as the economy of Pakistan has continued to deteriorate both due to natural and man-made causes.
India was probably the first country that not only supported the decolonization of Africa and Asia but established defence training institutes in several countries while providing them with requisite logistical and instructional material and assistance, creating defence cooperation Moreover, India has always stood for Africa with its 'Share and Care' approach and has collaborated in bilateral, regional, and sub-regional formats while becoming its voice at the UN, WTO, and WHO.
The frequency of extreme weather events has been increasing. Ferocious cyclones, severe droughts and floods, wildfires, melting glaciers, and polar ice caps are reported too frequently. The world needs to consider an alternative development path, and Gandhi can be one starting point.