Articles and Commentaries

India’s China Policy: Dynamics of ‘Change’ and ‘Continuity’

As manifestations of definitive core-national interests and evolving aspirations, foreign policies are inherently dualistic constructs that involve elements of both strategic continuity and tactical dynamism. In addition to national interests and aspirations, foreign policy dynamics are governed by a country’s ideological underpinnings and outlook, and the overarching narrative of international politics. It is this interplay…
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India’s ‘Engage West’ Policy: A Bold Initiative

Introduction: The National Democratic Alliance government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has registered many successes in diverse areas since it assumed power in May, 2014. Possibly one of the most significant spheres is foreign policy. While India’s expanding relations with the United States and Japan as also its tensions with China and Pakistan have…
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India and the Multilateral Institutions

The general elections in India in 2014 coincided with the ambitious negotiation of a global agenda for sustainable development at the United Nations (UN). These negotiations converged the three aspects of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. The outcome, adopted by world leaders in September 2015, was Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, with 17…
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India and the European Union: An Almost Strategic Partnership

Forty one years after establishing diplomatic  ties, India and the European Union (EU) formed a strategic partnership at The Hague Summit in 2004. From the international community’s point of view, this held great significance. India was one of only ten countries that the EU had chosen as its strategic partners. There was great potential for…
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