Indias Foreign Policy: A Reader

Hardcover | May 26, 2013

EditorKanti P. Bajpai, Harsh V. Pant

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In this timely volume, two leading experts on India's foreign policy bring together essays written over the last 15 years by prominent scholars that challenge some of the commonly held perceptions about India's foreign policy. It explores and challenges several myths about Indian foreignpolicy - that it lacks strategic culture; there are no clearly discernible sets of principles; and it is largely idealistic in its orientation. The volume gives incisive insights into the key features of India's foreign policy. It also traces the changes that it has undergone over the years, andhighlights contemporary policy challenges. In four sections, this volume analyses: India's thinking about its strategic culture and its conception of how to deal with the world; India's power and its foreign policy infrastructure; India's external relationships with major countries; and, finally, India's global diplomacy on issues of climatechange and its approach to the WTO.

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In this timely volume, two leading experts on India's foreign policy bring together essays written over the last 15 years by prominent scholars that challenge some of the commonly held perceptions about India's foreign policy. It explores and challenges several myths about Indian foreignpolicy - that it lacks strategic culture; there a...

Kanti P. Bajpai is Visiting Professor at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Harsh V. Pant is Reader, International Relations in the Department of Defence Studies at King's College London.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 1.28 inPublished:May 26, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019808174X

ISBN - 13:9780198081746

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List of TablesFigures and BoxesPublisher's AcknowledgementsKanti P. Bajpai and Harsh V. Pant: IntroductionPART I: IDEAS AND CAPACITY1. C. Raja Mohan: Beyond Non-alignment2. Stephen P. Cohen: The World View of India's Strategic Elite3. Kanti P. Bajpai: Indian Strategic CulturePart II: POWER AND CAPACITY4. Baldev Raj Nayar and T.V. Paul: Major-power Status in the Modern World: India in Comparative Perspective5. Sanjaya Baru: The Strategic Consequences of India's Economic Performance6. Daniel Markey: Developing India's Foreign Policy 'Software'PART III: BILATERAL AND REGIONAL RELATIONS7. T.V. Paul: Why Has the India-Pakistan Rivalry Been So Enduring? Power Asymmetry and an Intractable Conflict8. Manjari Chatterjee Miller: Re-collecting Empire: 'Victimhood' and the 1962 Sino-Indian War9. Surjit Mansingh: Rising China and Emergent India in the Twenty-first Century: Friends or Rivals10. Ashley J. Tellis: The Transforming US-Indian Relationship and Its Significance for American Interests11. Harsh V. Pant: The India-US Nuclear Pact: Policy, Process, and Great Power Politics12. David Scott: India's 'Extended Neighbourhood' Concept: Power Projection for a Rising PowerPART IV: GLOBAL DIPLOMACY13. Sandeep Sengupta: Defending 'Differentiation': India's Foreign Policy on Climate Change from Rio to Copenhagen14. Amrita Narlikar: India and the Word Trade OrganizationNotes on Contributors