Book title: Emerging Horizons in INDIA-VIETNAM Relations
Author(s): Shakti Sinha & Sonu Trivedi (Eds.)
ISBN: 9789386618375
Publication Year: 2018
Binding: HB
Pages: 274
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About the Book:

This book focuses on the emerging contours of India-Vietnam relations in the backdrop of the enduring partnership between the two countries which has progressed and matured over the years. Though the diplomatic relations between these two countries is  46 years old, but the relationship between India and Vietnam goes beyond this symbolic gesture of numbers. The historical, cultural and civilisational ties are profound. Internal synergies between India and Vietnam have played a significant role in bringing the two countries on the same page, building upon mutual trust and cooperation over the years. Given the cultural-religious linkages, based on their closer association with the historical kingdoms and the impact of Buddhist philosophy to the anti-imperialist struggle during the colonial rule and foreign intervention during the Second World War and thereafter, both the countries have developed closer ties and a shared destiny based on a shared world view. With this background, the book explores the emerging horizons in India-Vietnam relations and endeavours to look into the multi-dimensional nature of this partnership. Under the changing geo-strategic paradigm and the forces shaping the environment and the foreign policy orientations vis-à-vis the `Great Powers’ in the region, their mutual engagement is a critical area of concern. In this context, the book seeks to undertake a comprehensive assessment of the relationship with one of India`s most significant strategic partners in Southeast Asia – Vietnam - in the changing geo-politics of the region.

About the Author:

Shakti Sinha is the Director of the Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, New Delhi. He has a Masters in Public Policy from George Mason University, and a Masters in Indian and Chinese history from Delhi University. He was a member of the Indian Administrative Service from 1979 to 2013, when he took VRS. Internationally, he headed the United Nation’s governance & development team in Afghanistan (2006-09), coordinating donor support to the Afghan government, and was earlier Senior Advisor to India’s Executive Director on the World Bank board (2000-2004). Mr. Sinha has worked at think tanks in India (Director, India Foundation; Visiting Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation) and Singapore (Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies). He has edited three books Discourses on Democracy, Terrorism Today and Global Terrorism, written many book chapters, working papers, policy briefs, columns etc.

Sonu Trivedi is Assistant Professor at Department of Political Science, Zakir Husain Delhi College, University of Delhi. She was a student of Political Science at Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi and completed her PhD from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She was a Visiting Fellow at Institute of Asia Pacific Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, member of Myanmar Core Group at Indian Council of World Affairs and a Visiting faculty at IIM, Indore. She has also undertaken Major Research Projects funded by UGC and ICSSR on the core area of her research. She has been following political developments in Southeast Asia since more than a decade and has contributed by means of articles and research papers to newspapers, magazines and journals. She is also the Convenor of the research cluster on Southeast Asia—The Southeast Asia Research Group at Department of Political Science, University of Delhi.

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