India's Foreign Policy: Opportunities and Obstacles in the Post-Cold War Era is an original, comprehensive and critical study of Indian foreign policy, with a special focus on post-cold war era. Accordingly, the authors have made a thorough investigation of issues, like nuclear disarmanent and nuclear proliferation, the relevance of India's nuclear doctrine of minimum credible deterrence, energy security and climate change, in addition to India's role in the formulation and functioning of the United Nations system in part one of the book.
The second part of this book deals with India's position in the world economy. The Authors have conclusively established on the basis of relevant data that India is playing a pivotal role in the multilateral institutions, like the world trade organisation in promoting South-South Cooperation. The study of IBSA Dialogue Forum is an important part of this book.
More significantly, India's bilateral relations with the USA, Russia, People's Republic of China and Pakistan have been critically examined in the third and final part of this book. India-Africa strategic partnership has been examined from the perspective of India's emergence as a major economic and political power during the post-cold war era.