India’s G20 Summit: Beautification and Hidden Slums

India is preparing to host the G20 summit, showcasing its arrival on the world stage with a lavish beautification drive in the capital, Delhi. However, behind the grandeur lies a darker reality – temporary walls hiding slums and the eviction of beggars from the city center. While the government aims to blur the line between foreign affairs and domestic politics, it must also navigate divisive issues like the Ukraine war. India hopes to prioritize the concerns of developing countries and bridge the gap between the Global South and the West. However, facing domestic pressures, such as job creation and human rights concerns, presents a challenge for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Despite the potential setbacks, a successful G20 summit would enhance India’s international stature and Modi’s image as a global statesman.