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Indian foreign policy: An overview

Harsh V. Pant


As India has risen economically and militarily in recent years, its political clout on the global stage has also seen a commensurate increase. From the peripheries of international affairs, India is now at the centre of major power politics. It is viewed as a major balancer in the Asia-Pacific, a major democracy that can be a major ally of the West in countering China even as India continues to challenge the West on a whole range of issues – non-proliferation, global trade and climate change. Indian foreign policy was driven by a sense of idealism since its independence in 1947. India viewed ... More

Keywords: India, foreign policy, South Asia, BRICS, Asia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781784993368
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784993368.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harsh V. Pant, author
King's College London