The year 2020 has been a challenging one on many fronts thanks to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. It initially sent global diplomacy into a tailspin… but the world adapted and started getting used to a new normal. Despite the pandemic, many important summits were conducted, albeit virtually. At these summits, India played a leading role in discussing possible solutions to the problem. Not just on the pandemic front, but China posed several challenges for India on the border and even in the Indian Ocean. But India stood up to the bully and took some bold steps. New Delhi was joined by several like-minded countries to try to move away from China. The Quad has been strengthened and Australia joined the Malabar Exercises. There was much more that transpired through the year as well.