In foreign policy, India follows a policy of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries. This is good when the internal affairs do not cause serious concerns to a civilised society. For example when there is internal war in a foreign country leading to genocide,to poverty,starvation, absence of freedom of speech,assembly etc, imposition of dictatorship etc. India and international community may perhaps not stand aloof. It is perhaps time, for the policy framers to engage in open discussion on the circumstances under which India can take note of the internal affairs of other countries and act, of course involving the United Nations,international community in this exercise.