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India’s Foreign Policy

India’s Foreign Policy
Surviving in a Turbulent World

Edited by:
  • Arvind Gupta - Director, Vivekananda International Foundation
  • Anil Wadhwa - Former Secretary (East) in the Ministry of External Affairs

July 2020 | 440 pages | SAGE India

Written by foreign policy experts, academics and practioners, this book develops the frameworks and strategies for India’s foreign policy that can be adopted to meet the emerging challenges and non-traditional threats in the new world order. It studies the important aspects of India’s foreign policy in the present unsettled world order and comes up with strategies and policy suggestions. It raises several questions to highlight the future direction of foreign policy and the challenges that India may have to deal with in the coming years. The book covers the domestic dimension of the country’s foreign policy, which is often missed out in policy discussion. It examines the close link between national security and foreign policy, and shows how foreign policy can be leveraged to strengthen the economy and make India a hub of innovation. This book emphasizes soft power strategies to ensure that a strategic approach to soft power projection is adopted.

India’s Foreign Policy: Surviving in a Turbulent World
 is a ready reference on India’s foreign policy that can be used to understand the complexities of the topics covered.

Arvind Gupta
Introduction: India's Foreign Policy—Surviving in a Turbulent World
Part A: Drivers and Trends
S.D. Muni
Indian Narrative in Emerging Multipolar World: Some Reflections
P.S. Raghavan
National Security Determinants of Foreign Policy
Veena Sikri
Strategizing Soft Power Projection
Asoke Kumar Mukerji
India and Multilateralism
Arvind Gupta
Leveraging International Cooperation in Science and Technology
Vivek Prahladan
Indian Narrative through the Cold War Era: From Panchsheel to Détente
Uttam Kumar Sinha
Rebalancing Foreign Policy and Non-traditional Security Issues
Prasenjit K. Basu
The Economic Dimension of India’s Foreign Policy
Ashok Behuria
Domestic Drivers of India’s Neighbourhood Policy
Vikram Sood
Intelligence and Foreign Policy: India and the world in 2050
Part B: Relationships
Rajiv Sikri
India’s Relations with the Great Powers
Satish Chandra
Chapter on India's Relations with Its SAARC Neighbours
Arun K. Singh
Political Economy of India’s International Relations: A New Path for Sustained Strategic Interlinkages
Sujit Dutta
Dealing with a rising China
Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa
Japan and India: Partners in Progress
Ajai Malhotra
India–Russia Ties: Exploring Convergences and Divergences
D.P. Srivastava
Changing Landscape of Central Asia
Talmiz Ahmad
India and West Asia: Promoting Security in a Turbulent Region
Anil Wadhwa
India and South East Asia
Gulshan Sachdeva
India and the European Union
Yogendra Kumar
India and the Indian Ocean
Anil Trigunayat
India’s Tryst with Africa: India–Africa Contextualized
R. Viswanathan
Latin America: A Long-term Partner for India

Arvind Gupta

Arvind Gupta is the Director of Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), a Delhi-based independent, non-partisan think tank focusing on research on foreign policy, defence and security-related issues from the Indian perspective.During 2014–2017, he was the Deputy National Security Advisor and Secretary, National Security Council Secretariat in the Government of India. He was associated with the National Security Council Secretariat as Joint Secretary from 1999 to 2007.During 2012–2014, he was Director General of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), an autonomous institute set up by the Indian Ministry of Defence. He... More About Author

Anil Wadhwa

Anil Wadhwa was a member of the IFS from July 1979 till May 2017. In his 37-year career, he has been ambassador of India to Italy, San Marino, Thailand, Oman, Poland and Lithuania, and has served in Hong Kong, Beijing (twice), permanent mission of India in Geneva and worked on deputation with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague where he headed their media and public affairs and government relations branches. Ambassador Wadhwa was head of the East Europe division in the MEA in New Delhi and looked after relations with Russia and Eastern European countries. As Secretary (East) in the MEA, he oversaw... More About Author

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