Recent Trends In Indian Foreign Policy

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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

20:30 PM - AM

Just Office, Petaling Jaya

Peace,

We at the International Movement for a Just World are pleased to invite you to join us in our upcoming JUST Forum entitled “Recent Trends In Indian Foreign Policy”, on the 25th May 2016(Wednesday).



The details of the forum are as below:
Date: 25th May 2016
Time: 8.30 p.m.
Venue: JUST Office, JKR, 1258, Jalan Telok Off Jalan Gasing, 46000, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

If you have any further queries, please contact us.

Regards and peace,
Hassanal Noor Rashid
JUST Program Coordinator
H/P: +6012-3621155
E-mail: hassanal@just-international.org
E-mail: hassanalnoorrashid@gmail.com

 

JUST FORUM REPORT
 
On 25th May 2016, A JUST Forum entitled “ Recent trends in Indian Foreign Policy” was organized at the JUST Office. The forum began at 8.30pm and ended at 10.00pm.
 
The speaker of the Forum was Dr. Raj Kumar Kothari, Professor of Political Science from Vidyasagar University, West Bengal, India. The forum highlighted various recent trends in contemporary Indian foreign policy in regards to India’s aspirations to become a global power and the challenges it faces. 
 
Dr Raj Kumar Kothari also expressed his views on India’s relations with its neighbouring countries, including Pakistan and China, as well as its role in shaping regional and global political discourse. He had also noted  India’s policy shift towards employing what is termed as  Smart Power, an approach which combines aspects of both soft power diplomacy  with a projection of military capacity.
 
For India to become more successful at being a significant global power, various internal issues have to be addressed. Some of them are related to India’s democratic structure itself  which sometimes impedes decision-making. .
 
Dr. Raj Kumar also participated in a discussion with the attendees on other concerns pertaining to India’s relations with other countries in South Asia and South East Asia, as well as other global powers. There were also many questions on the shift that has taken place in Indian foriegn policy , away from its earlier commitment to non-alignment.  
 
In total there were 11 attendees in the Forum.
 
Hassanal Noor Rashid,
Programme Coordinator , JUST.