Book Details

Book title: India`s Foreign Policy: Emerging Challenges
Author(s): Nalinikant Jha & Subhash Shukla (Eds.)
ISBN: 9788182745544
Publication Year: 2012
Binding: HB
Pages: 332
Price: Rs. 995 Rs. 995
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The dawn of the 21st century has witnessed the emergence of India as an upcoming global power. To move forward on this path, India must ensure an external environment that is conducive to its security and development. India, however, faces formidable challenges in its bid to achieve an optimum global role. The present book, therefore, attempts to examine those critical issues that have to be addressed by India’s foreign policy makers to enable it to maintain its autonomy in international politics, secure its frontiers, cope with the challenges of cross border terrorism and sustain high economic growth so that it is able to achieve the status of a global power in the 21st century.


Divided into five parts, the first part of the book makes an overview of the challenges ahead for India’s foreign policy. The second and third parts are devoted to discussing challenges regarding managing the global and Asian balance of power, respectively. In part four, light has been thrown on India’s relations with her neighbours. Finally, some of the critical issues such as India’s maritime security and economic challenges confronting the makers of India’s foreign policy have been discussed in part five. The papers contained in the book contributed by well-known experts thus make an in-depth study of emerging challenges before the makers of India’s foreign policy and suggest appropriate policy responses.


Addressed to scholars, students, policy makers and lay readers alike, this outstanding book is rare of its kind and presents a balanced, cogent and comprehensive account of emerging challenges confronting Indian foreign policy establishment.

ABOUT Author


Nalini Kant Jha, currently a Professor and Director, UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institute of South Asian Regional Cooperation as well as UGC Southern Asia Studies Programme at Pondicherry Central University, is an eminent scholar of South Asian Studies in general and Indian Foreign Policy in particular. His major works include, Nuclear Synergy: Indo-US Strategic Cooperation and Beyond ( Pentagon Press, New Delhi, 2009); South Asia in 21st Century; India, Her Neighbours and Great Powers (New Delhi, 2003), etc. A widely travelled scholar, Prof. Jha has published more than 75 research papers in journals of national and international repute.


A twice Fullbrighter, Prof. Jha has been Fullbright Professor at the South Asian Studies Programme of the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC (2006); Visiting Fellow at Department of International Relations at University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (2005); Shastri Scholar  at the University of Dalhousie, Halifax, Canada (1997).


Formerly a Rajiv Gandhi Chair Professor at University of Allahabad (2007-09), and faculty of Political Science at L N Mithila University, Bihar (1982-93), Prof. Jha, was also an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Geopolitics at Manipal University, Manipal (2009-11).

Subhash Shukla, a Lecturer at the Centre for Globalization and Development Studies at the University of Allahabad is an upcoming scholar of Indian Foreign Policy and International Relations. His major works include: Foreign Policy of India (New Delhi, 2007); Issues in Indian Polity (New Delhi, 2008): Antar Rashtriya Rajneeti ke Siddhanta (New Delhi, 2009); and Theory in International Politics (New Delhi, 2011). He was a Senior Research Fellow of the University Grant Commission, in the Department of Political Science , University of Allahabad.

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