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India's Foreign Policy and Diplomacy : Emerging Scenario and Challenges (Hardcover)

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India has formal diplomatic relations with most countries of the world. India is a regional power, a nascent global power and a potential superpower. India has a growing international influence and a prominent voice in global affairs. After India gained Independence from the United Kingdom in 1947, it strongly supported independence movements in other colonies. Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first Prime Minister, was the architect of India's foreign policy. During the Cold War, India adopted a foreign policy of not aligning itself with any major power bloc. However, India developed close ties with the Soviet Union and received extensive military support from it. The end of the Cold War significantly affected India's foreign policy, as it did for much of the world. In the post-Cold War era, a significant aspect of India's foreign policy is the 'Look East Policy' launched in 1992. India's growing economy, strategic location, and a large and vibrant Diaspora have won it more allies and partners. India has friendly relations with several countries in the developing world. The foreign policy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi indicates a shift towards focusing on the Asian region and, more broadly, trade deals. This volume contains 9 research articles, authored by scholars in the field of political science, international relations, comparative politics, economics, security studies, and political economy. These contributions provide useful material to understand contemporary dynamics of India's foreign policy and diplomacy.
Number of Pages: 210
Genre: Political Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Intl Specialized Book Services
Language: English
Street Date: February 28, 2017
TCIN: 52420866
UPC: 9788177084368
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-5578
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