Book Details

Book title: Modi`s Foreign Policy: Challenges and Opportunities
Author(s): N. N. Jha & Sudhir Singh
ISBN: 9788182748736
Publication Year: 2016
Binding: HB
Pages: 376
Price: Rs. 1595 Rs. 1595
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The Asia-Pacific region has become the pivot of global politics. This trend is bound to swell in the foreseeable future. India`s profile has rapidly increased since the last two decades and now, India is being considered as an important country in shaping the power equilibrium at the global level in general and within the Asia Pacific in particular. The security architecture is also changing in the region and in this prevailing scenario, India has the golden opportunity to maximise its national interests. The sudden rise of China and its divergence of interests with India and many other important countries within the region have further complicated the situation. India had a coalition government from 1989 to 2014. The 2014 general elections gave a unique majority to the Modi-led BJP. 

At this juncture, India needs to reformulate its policies in order to cope with the emerging situation. PM Modi is considered a strong leader and has adopted a pro-active foreign policy. India has to reformulate its foreign policy in a structural manner to cope with the changing global power structure. It has emerged as an important foreign policy challenge to the Narendra Modi led-NDA-2 government. 

ABOUT Author


Ambassador Nagendra Nath Jha started his diplomatic career in May 1957. He retired in January 1993 at the age of 58. During this period, he dealt with the South Asian region for 12 and half years; he spent 10 years dealing with the United Nations and multilateral organisations including the IAEA, Vienna and approximately 7 years in the Middle East and the extended Middle East. He also spent 1 and half years as Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, handling China. He has also served as Ambassador to Ireland, Turkey, Kuwait, Yugoslavia and Sri Lanka. He served as the BJP`s National Executive Member from September 1994 to April 2001. He remained convener of the BJP`s Overseas Cell from 1998 to 2001. He was Lieutenant Governer (LG) Andamans from May 2001 to January 2004. He also served as LG, Pondicherry from January 2004 to July 2004.

Ambassador Jha was the convener of an informal advisory group of the BJP on foreign affairs for the 2009 and 2014 general elections. He is a regular panelist on the print and electronic media for foreign affairs.    

Dr. Sudhir Singh completed his PhD from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Presently, he is teaching in the department of Political Science, Dyal Singh College, University of Delhi, New Delhi. He has contributed immensely on the diverse issues of foreign policy at the national and international levels. Dr Singh has visited ten countries till mid-2015 for academic purposes. He is a regular panelist in the debates on foreign policy on the TV channels.       

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