India’s foreign policy and global politics

Sagarika Dutt

in India in a Globalized World

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780719069000
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701409 | DOI:
India’s foreign policy and global politics

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This chapter examines the goals of the foreign policy of India since its independence. It highlights the influence of Jawaharlal Nehru in the early years of Indian independence and discusses how Indian foreign policy became more focused on economic issues since the late 1990s. This chapter also explains that the country's need to promote trade and investment is leading to more bilateral agreements between India and several Asian countries as well as the United States of America, the United Kingdom and many other countries.

Keywords: foreign policy; India; Jawaharlal Nehru; economic issues; trade; investment; bilateral agreements

Chapter.  10024 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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