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.
Chapter 6: Leveraging International Cooperation in Science and Technology
Leveraging International Cooperation in Science and Technology
India has considerable achievements in using science and technology (S&T) for national security and development. All governments have given due attention to developing S&T infrastructure in the country and nurture programmes in atomic energy, space sciences, biotechnologies, information and communication technology (ICT), agricultural sciences, defence technologies, etc. Attention is being paid to develop applications of S&T in e-governance, health care, education, communications, infrastructure and many other areas. The results have been mixed. While India has a creditable position in global S&T rankings, the innovation ecosystem remains weak and undernourished.
Despite impressive achievements in developing peaceful uses of nuclear energy, space and agriculture, India cannot rest on ...