Greece is India’s ‘gateway’ into the EU
It took 40 years for an Indian prime minister to visit Athens, since Indira Gandhi came to Greece in September 1983. Narendra Modi represents a very different country today compared to what India was in the 1980s. It is now an emerging, rapidly developing superpower, which aspires to lead the countries of the Global South in a multipolar world.
Speaking to Kathimerini, Modi was forthcoming about his ambitions for his country and declared that he is ready to deepen cooperation with Greece at all levels, including security.
What is the purpose of this visit?
I feel you should rather be asking why no Indian prime minister has visited Greece for over four decades. On a serious note, I have known Prime Minister [Kyriakos] Mitsotakis for a while now. We have met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. I thank him for his kind invitation. I...