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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's Relations with the Great Powers
India's relations with the great powers
Rajiv Sikri
Introduction

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014, he envisaged India as a ‘leading’ power, not merely a ‘balancer’ or a ‘swing’ state. He surprised many by embarking on a very active foreign policy, visiting countries that had been ignored for many years by his predecessors, besides taking bold initiatives in many directions, including India's immediate neighbours as well as the USA and China. It has been his government's belief that India could, and must, make difficult choices and take risks in its foreign policy. There have been many notable successes in India's foreign policy over the last five years. India is no doubt ...

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