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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.

The Nehruvian Legacy: Policy Anomalies and Policy Failure
The nehruvian legacy: Policy anomalies and policy failure

In this chapter, we trace Nehru's strategic legacy for India, an essential starting point to counterpoise to Modi's new Indian diplomatic rule book. This following discussion points out, in the first instance, that the Nehru era story is that of India's shrinking strategic footprint as a result of foreign ...

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