Topic: India , US , China and Russia
Category: International Relations
Related News: Hindu, June 23
CNA mentions: 1(June 23)
The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is a group of states which are not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. As of 2012, the movement has 120 members.
The organization was founded in Belgrade in 1961, and was largely conceived by India’s first prime minister,Jawaharlal Nehru; Indonesia’s first president, Sukarno; Egypt’s second president, Gamal Abdel Nasser; Ghana’s first president Kwame Nkrumah; and Yugoslavia’s president, Josip Broz Tito. All five leaders were prominent advocates of a middle course for states in the Developing World between the Western and Eastern Blocs in the Cold War.
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