International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Social Science | India | Volume 9 Issue 8, August 2020 | Rating: 6.2 / 10

Indias Neighbourhood First Policy in South Asia: A Framework for 21st Century Partnership

Arpita Biswas

Abstract: Conventionally, geo-strategic and economic considerations determine a countrys foreign policy interests. However, in case of India, especially in context of its neighbourhood, its cultural similarity, shared colonial past and scale of its own capability additionally puts an onus to act big brotherly in the region. PM Modis Foreign Policy 2.0 imperative is to refurbish and give an active push to regional participation and cooperation which shall be mutually beneficial to all. The paper analyses contemporary directions in PM Modis neighbourhood policy based on changing external strategies that suit the international political milieu. The paper further takes into consideration the salient elements responsible in shaping the sub-continent relations, inter-alia political integration, economic ties and regional connectivity, while emphasizing on Indias soft Power credibility. Also, Chinas position and status, threatens Indias ambition of creating a Greater South Asia. Lastly, the paper puts forth new prospects of integration further invigorating sustained regional engagement, peace and prosperity.

Keywords: neighbourhood policy, strategic role, India, South Asia, foreign policy

Edition: Volume 9 Issue 8, August 2020,

Pages: 1320 - 1327

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