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    India’s foreign policy challenges in 2015: Great Powers and East Asia

India’s foreign policy challenges in 2015: Great Powers and East Asia

In the second part of this 2-part blog, Raj Verma looks beyond South Asia to assess foreign policy opportunities and challenges with key players on the international stage.

Click here for part 1 of this blog, which considers India’s evolving relationship with its South Asian neighbours.

In 2015, there is lot of continuity in India’s foreign policy challenges. India has renewed […]

India’s foreign policy challenges in 2015: South Asia

In the first part of this 2-part blog on India’s foreign policy challenges, Raj Verma explores India’s evolving relationships with its South Asian neighbours. 

Click here for part 2, which covers relations with the great powers and East Asia.

In 2015, there is lot of continuity in India’s foreign policy challenges. Although a new BJP-led NDA government came to power in India in 2014, […]

January 7th, 2015|Featured, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on India’s foreign policy challenges in 2015: South Asia|
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    Bhutan’s diplomatic relations at the crossroads of India and China

Bhutan’s diplomatic relations at the crossroads of India and China

In June, the newly-appointed Prime Minister Modi chose to visit Bhutan as his first official diplomatic venture. Abhismita Sen considers how the Indo-Bhutan relationship is unfolding under the new government, and argues that Bhutan stands to be crucial for India in its China containment strategy.

India has successfully made it to the good books of the United States, still the most dominant […]

December 29th, 2014|Featured, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on Bhutan’s diplomatic relations at the crossroads of India and China|

China and India: Is a collaborative partnership possible?

S. Mahmud Ali argues that despite historic tensions between China and India, Modi and Xi have displayed a refreshing ability to both command authority and challenge fossilised notions of zero-sum national interests. With these leaders, the two nations have a rare opportunity to discard past animus and lay the foundations of a more positive future.
China’s President Xi Jinping’s recent visit […]

November 18th, 2014|Featured, History, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on China and India: Is a collaborative partnership possible?|
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    Two elections, one new government: India-Bangladesh relations in 2014

Two elections, one new government: India-Bangladesh relations in 2014

The India-Bangladesh relationship has slowly been changing for the better in recent years. David Lewis writes that although the new government lacks the established relationship of its predecessor, Modi has a strong incentive to work with Dhaka around the themes of economic cooperation and joint interests in containing Islamist militant groups.

In spite of India’s role as midwife to the […]

UK-India Relations: The Courtier and the Courted

Chris Ogden explores the relationship between the UK and India and argues that, going forward, both nations must focus on current shared interests rather than harking back to negative legacies of coloniser and colonised. He also highlights that as India becomes increasingly powerful on the world stage, the UK must position itself carefully to ensure future recognition and favour. The […]

The Sino-Indian relationship: Multi-dimensional and going global

In the wake of President Xi Jinping’s visit to India, Chietigj Bajpaee takes stock of relations between the two Asian giants. He argues that while many rivalries persist, economic interdependence, India’s expanding military capability and a pragmatic approach to foreign policy on both sides are likely to prevent open hostility. This post forms part of a new series on the India […]

September 29th, 2014|Featured, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on The Sino-Indian relationship: Multi-dimensional and going global|

India and international organisations: Continuing the pursuit of Great Power status

David Scott assesses India’s interactions with various regional and global organisations and considers which Modi will prioritise as he continues the drive for Great Power status.  This post forms part of a new series on the India At LSE blog, India’s Foreign Relations Under Modi. Click here to see more posts. Under Modi, India’s attitude and role in international organisations will most likely continue […]

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    The India-Pakistan relationship: From Delhi to Islamabad via Rawalpindi

The India-Pakistan relationship: From Delhi to Islamabad via Rawalpindi

Sharif’s presence at Modi’s inauguration was widely perceived by the media as a positive sign for India-Pakistan relations. But Matthew J. Nelson argues that although Sharif might be well-disposed to India’s new administration, increased trade and better relations will rely on India’s support for Sharif’s efforts to persuade the Pakistan Army of the benefits. This post forms part of a new series […]

September 1st, 2014|Politics, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on The India-Pakistan relationship: From Delhi to Islamabad via Rawalpindi|

Five reasons why Modi could successfully rekindle US-India relations

At the end of September Modi is due to make his first state visit to America. Hemal Shah argues that despite Modi’s 2005 visa ban and India’s rocky relationship with the US to date, it is possible to be cautiously optimistic about the future relations between the two democratic giants. This post forms part of a new series on the […]

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