Indian foreign policy has undergone a remarkable transformation in a short span of five years since the coming to office of the Narendra Modi government in May 2014. This is reflected in the academic and policy debates that have emerged in the last few years. No Prime Minister before has generated the kind of voluminous literature that Prime Minister Modi’s foreign policy has in such a short span, forcing even the critics to concede that something has indeed shifted on the foreign policy front. This book is a collection of author’s articles written over a period of five years covering various aspects of Modi government’s foreign policy.
Harsh V Pant is Director, Studies and Head of the Strategic Studies Programme at Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. He holds a joint appointment with the Department of Defence Studies and King’s India Institute as Professor of International Relations at King’s College London. He is also a Non-Resident Fellow with the Wadhwani Chair in US-India Policy Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. His most recent books include New Directions in India’s Foreign Policy: Theory and Praxis, India’s Nuclear Policy, The US Pivot and Indian Foreign Policy, Handbook of Indian Defence Policy, India’s Afghan Muddle and The US-India Nuclear Pact: Policy, Process and Great Power Politics.