Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu. (Photo: IANS/PIB). Image Source: IANS News

New Delhi, Oct 23 : Vice President M. Venkaiah Nadu will represent India at the 18th Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Baku (Azerbaijan) on October 25-26.

For the second time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be skipping the NAM summit. He had skipped the earlier summit held in Venezuela in 2016.

The 18th NAM summit has the theme "Upholding the Bandung Principles to ensure concerted and adequate response to the challenges of contemporary world". The Ten Principles of Bandung, a political statement encapsulating the need to promote world peace and cooperation were formulated at the Asian-African Conference in 1955.

India is one of the founding members of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), which was established in 1961 with 29 members. It has since grown to 120 members to become one of the largest groupings of nation-states.

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