Author: Ravi Nanda
Publisher: Lancer's Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170951003
Till a few years ago, US led Western World, in their foreign policies, treated India as less than even a secondary power. In the Cold War mindset, which seemed to continue even after the Cold War was over, India was viewed as a friend of the erstwhile Soviet Union; thus a country of no consequence for the US.
In an overview of the global strategic environment USA is the sole superpower. It has made the UNO, NATO and its allies as instruments to further its national interests. It has started to use preventive diplomacy to harness the nuclear environs of the world particularly in South Asia.
In its revised South Asia policy USA has delinked India from Pakistan in its Indo-US relations. Parity for Pakistan, as a policy has been shed. For regional stability USA wants the Kashmir problem to be resolved bilaterally within the terms of Shimla Agreement and the Lahore Declaration.
In so doing USA started to take India more seriously. The change in the Indo-US relations was initiated by President Clinton during his visit to India. These have been further promoted by Bush Administration making India its strategic partner. India has been brought to the global centrestage by the evolving Indo-US relations.
Cold War Years
End of Cold War and Emergence of Unipolar World Order
India Goes Nuclear
September 11 and the Afghan War Enduring Freedom
Technological Cooperation and Denial