India’s Foreign Policy in Changing Global MilieuJournal: International Journal of Political Science, Law and International Relations (IJPSLIR) (Vol.4, No. 4)
Publication Date: 2014-08-30
Authors : Suresh Dhanda;
Page : 9-22
Keywords : World Order; Post-Cold War Era; Global Challenges; Nuclear Weapons; Economic Ties; NSSP; Look East Policy;
The end of the cold war compelled India to re-evaluate and realign its foreign policy according to new changed global milieu. Now it is seriously searching for a greater role in world affairs. Contouring the foreign policy to secure widespread international support and efforts to obtain a permanent seat in Security Council are commensurate with its ambition to be a great power. It is striving to develop its economy to enhance trade and foreign investment, foster international political stability and uplift its international profile. It is also engaged seriously in enhancing its nuclear and missile capabilities to cover the Central Asia, Middle East, East Asia and Australasia. But it will not be a smooth sailing for India. It has to face formidable challenges, while vying for a major power status, at all the levels i.e. global, regional, bilateral and domestic. The present paper discovers the present world order system and tries to know where India stands in it. It further investigates the efforts taken by India to acquire a greater role in world affairs. Finally, it highlights the major challenges India is going to face while jostling for a major power status.
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