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A discourse on the goals set by Prime Minister Modi to guide India's foreign policy In India, foreign policymaking has been based in the Prime Minister's Office because of the institutionalization of the foreign policy structure since Independence. This book highlights that in the past three decades, due to the constraints of coalition politics, there has been little insight into India's foreign policy. The ruling government effectively reverted the locus of authority to the new prime minister and his team, thereby not just avoiding a wider contestation between competing paradigms but instituting a paradigm shift—a shift which is a response to previous policy anomalies and failures, and creating newly articulated goals in a short time.


In the 2014 Indian Parliamentary elections, Narendra Modi and the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) received an overwhelming electoral mandate. And after a 30-year period of governance by different political coalitions, Prime Minister Modi formed the first majority government. During the election campaign, Modi had confined himself to purely domestic issues such as ...

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