Foreign Policy of India

Foreign Policy of India

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Author: V N Khanna
Publisher: UBS Publishers
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 350
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8125911111


In the world that has over 185 nation-states, who interact with each other, the importance of foreign policy cannot be underestimated. Each country identifies its national interest and subject to eh availability and nature of determinants, formulates its foreign policy. These attempts at adjustments of behaviour is the core of foreign policy. The interdependence of nation-states makes for increasing importance of foreign policy. India has pursued a carefully formulated foreign policy since independence. The policy of non-alignment adopted in view of the then prevailing cold War has successfully stood the test of time.

This book has been prepared essentially, though not exclusively as a textbook for university students. The thrust in this book is on fundamental values cherished by our founding fathers in the area of international relations. Efforts have been made to analyze these value and examine as to what extent they have actually been implemented. Indian maintains relations with a large number of countries and plays an active role in various international and regional organizations.

Emphasis has been laid on India's relations with its neighbours, besides detailed discussions on relations with USA, Russia and the United Nations. Issues relating to nuclear weapons have also been dealt with.


Preface to the fourth Edition

Preface to the First Edition


Foreign Policy and National Interest
Factors Shaping India's Foreign Policy
Principles and objectives of India's Foreign Policy
The Policy of Non-Alignment
Indian and Its Neighbours: China
India and Its Neighbours: Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
Disarmament, India's Security and Nuclear Non-Proliferation
India and the United Nations
India and the SAARC
India and the United States of America
India and the Soviet Union
From Non-Alignment to the Gujral Doctrine

An Overview