Neighbours, Major Powers and Indian Foreign Policy is a significant addition to the field of International Relations. Today, after nearly three decades of economic liberalisation, the nation is poised to become a major economic force in the world. The tectonic shift in India’s economic performance has attracted the attention of the world, especially neighbours and major powers. But the most important question in the broader picture of an ‘Emerging India’ relates to India’s Foreign Policy. Has Indian Foreign Policy emerged sufficiently to allow India to shoulder the label of an Economic Powerhouse? This volume seeks an answer to this crucial question.
The volume is divided into two sections: the first, titled ‘India and Its Neighbours’, studies India’s relations with countries such as Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Myanmar. The second section, titled ‘India and Major Powers’, explores India’s foreign relations with the US, the UK, China, Russia, Japan, the European Union, and the ASEAN.
- Acquaints readers with the history of bilateral relations between India and other countries.
- Recommends future course of India’s foreign policy with all the countries studied.
- Provides a comparative analysis of trade and economic relations between nations.
- Traces the evolution of Indian foreign policy—from the first prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, to the incumbent prime minister, Narendra Modi.
- Discusses the impact of contemporary international politics, such as Donald Trump’s presidency in the US and India–US relations.
Written in a lucid and accessible style, this book will be indispensible for UG and PG students, civil service aspirants, researchers and foreign policy analysts.