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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.

India and Southeast Asia
India and southeast asia
Anil Wadhwa

Shared historic ties, culture and knowledge have been the basis of Indian interaction and contacts with Southeast Asia. The values and culture of India and Southeast Asia are interconnected, and this is based of contacts through civilizations. Historical evidence shows that there were exchanges through trade, Sanskrit and Indian epics. There is also well-documented evidence of technical innovations between Southeast Asia and India. These commonalities provide the basis for the synergies between India and the region. As the publication by Research and Information Systems (RIS) titled ‘Act East: ASEAN–India Shared Cultural Heritage’ states:

These commonalities between India and South East Asia cover cultural values and concepts, structures and artifacts, human habitats, oral ...

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