India’s Regional Policy Making in Post Cold War Setting

Shantanu Chakrabarti


India’s aspiration to a ‘rising power’ status, particularly in the post Cold War period, particularly her increasing global engagement and responsibilities continues to be largely dependent upon the level of her engagement in the strategically vital neighbouring region of South Asia, which in turn, continues to be influenced by historical legacy and intra-regional linkages. In spite of being the major regional player, Indian policy making in South Asia has continued to be rather static and conservative due to a large number of factors. Since such policymaking has failed to ensure a greater degree of regional stability, certain alternatives could be adopted to change regional status-quo.


India; foreign; south Asia; regionalism; strategy; security; diplomacy

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