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India S Foreign Relations, 1947 2007 Jayanta Kumar Ray

India S Foreign Relations, 1947 2007

Jayanta Kumar Ray

Published April 3rd 2013
ISBN : 9781136197154
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830 pages
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The book examines the lapses in leadership which led to certain crucial problems in foreign policy at the time of Indias independence in 1947, unresolved even in the first decade of the 21st century. It argues that Indian leaders, opting forMoreThe book examines the lapses in leadership which led to certain crucial problems in foreign policy at the time of Indias independence in 1947, unresolved even in the first decade of the 21st century. It argues that Indian leaders, opting for Partition in 1947, perpetuated and institutionalised the very problem they wanted to resolve by Partition - communal antagonism. This has, over the ensuing decades, mutated into international terrorism. A major contention of this book is that before 1991, because of the twin shackles of socialism and non-alignment, Indias foreign policy makers could exercise very little independence. On account of the policies of economic liberalisation and globalisation, and the resultant economic surge post-1991, India could gain a greater power status in world affairs, which eluded it before. One of the first studies of its kind, the book traces the subtle changes in foreign policy which set the stage for Indias movement towards such a role by means of certain epoch-making deals as the India-United States Civil Nuclear Cooperation Pact.