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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.

National Security Determinants of Foreign Policy
National security determinants of foreign policy
P. S. Raghavan

The foreign policy of a country is geared to further its national objectives. At a fundamental level, India's national objectives can be defined as achieving economic growth with equitable development, aiming to become a developed country in the shortest possible time frame. While this is a national effort, driven largely by domestic policies and actions, it may be facilitated or impeded by external influences. It is quite obvious as well that a secure domestic and external environment facilitates growth and development.

India's foreign policy, therefore, works to sustain a network of external relationships that promotes the best security environment for the country and maximizes the government's room ...

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