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About the Author
V N Khanna :-
He was Reader in Political Science at Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi. In his long career spanning over four decades, he was actively involved with student development activities, and also served as principal of the college for a year. He participated in cooperative teaching in political science at the University of Delhi for a long time. He was a life member of the Indian Political Science Association and a member of the International Political Science Association. He authored a number of books in related areas.
Leslie K Kumar :-
He is Assistant Professor at Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi. Since 2011 he has taught a large number of courses like India's Foreign Policy, Politics of South Asia, International Relations, Global Politics, Political Theory, Classical and Modern Political Philosophy. His areas of interest are International Relations Studies, South Asia, Radicalization Studies, Regionalism and Politics and Ethics of Artificial Intelligence. Dr Leslie has also delivered special lectures in India and abroad. An alumnus of Loyola College, Chennai and JNU, New Delhi, he has contributed research papers in national and international journals of repute.
About the Book
This authoritative work on India's foreign policy rests on the fundamental values of international relations that India has cherished. Efforts have been made to analyze these values and to evaluate to what extent these have been implemented and to what extent these have been effective.
This edition of the book has been updated to include new issues that have emerged and have come to dominate India's foreign policy concerns. India's stance on Climate Change has undergone an evolution in the last two decades which is important to understand. Similarly, India's relation with Israel which was tepid and limited till 1992 has undergone a radical transformation ever since. India has forged a close and important partnership with Israel which will be critical going forward for it, especially in the defence sector. India and Israel have also come to share a sense of solidarity, being common victims of terrorism as was highlighted by the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks of 2008. Thus, it is important to take stock of India's growing relationship with Israel.
Furthermore, the rise of China is the biggest geopolitical challenge India faces in this century. This edition discusses how India is seeking to formulate a foreign policy in accordance with its emergence as a major international power. It also discusses India's relations with its neighbours in South Asia.
New in this Edition
Three new chapters, viz.:
• India and the Politics of Climate Change
• India and Israel Relations: Trends and Prospects
• India's Foreign Policy in the 21st Century
Table of Content
1. Foreign Policy and National Interest, 2. India and the Politics of Climate Change, 3. Factors Shaping India's Foreign Policy, 4. Principles and Objectives of India's Foreign Policy, 5. The Policy of Non-Alignment, 6. India and its Neighbours: Pakistan, 7. India and its Neighbours: China, 8. India and its Neighbours: Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, 9. Disarmament, India's Security and Nuclear Non-Proliferation, 10. India and the United Nations, 11. India and the SAARC, 12. India and the United States of America, 13. India and the Soviet Union, 14. From Non-Alignment to Nuclear India, 15. India and Israel Relations: Trends and Prospects, 16. India's Foreign Policy in the 21st Century • An Overview