This book analyses India's relations with its neighbours (China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka) and other world powers (USA, UK, and Russia) over a span of 60 years. It traces the roots of independent India's foreign policy from the Partition and its fallout, its nascent years under Nehru, and non-alignment to the influence of economic liberalization and globalization. The volume delves into the underlying reasons of persistent problems confronting India's foreign policy-makers, as well as foreign-policy interface with defence and domestic policies.
This book will be indispensable to students, scholars and teachers of South Asian studies, international relations, political science, and modern Indian history.
Jayanta Kumar Ray is National Research Professor, Government of India, and Honorary Professor, Institute of Foreign Policy Studies, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India.
Introduction 1. Non-Alignment: Pronouncements and Practices 2. Relations with the United Kingdom 3. Relations with Pakistan 4. Relations with China 5. Relations with Bangladesh 6. Relations with Nepal 7. Relations with Sri Lanka 8. Relations with former Soviet Union/Russia 9. Relations with the United States 10. Nuclear Policy. Epilogue