India is one of the leading nations in the Global South and is a hub of manufacturing. India’s foreign policy has a significant impact on the world economy and India’s role is critical to national and international security. Here is a list of the latest publications on Indian diplomacy and foreign policy that offer a glimpse into current thought and rhetoric surrounding India’s place in the world.
The India Way: Strategies for an Uncertain World by S Jaishankar
Written by India’s Minister of External Affairs, this book is filled with insights from most experienced in the field. He writes about what all he faced and learned during his term and hypothesizes where the world is heading and what India has to do to keep up with it.
India’s Foreign Policy: Surviving in a Turbulent World by Arvind Gupta and Anil Wadhwa
This book is best for those interested in public policy as it examines India’s foreign policy and discusses it’s nuances and the results the policies produce. The book also makes suggestions for change. It’s a great guide and reference book for every citizen.
Making India Great: The Promise of a Reluctant Global Power by Aparna Pande
This book is future centric, examining where India is heading, where it intends to go and all the challenges she faces on her way there. The author doesn’t just write on foreign policy but also on social, economic, and military strategy.
When Nehru Looked East: Origins of India-US Suspicion and India-China Rivalry by Francine Frankel
In this book, Frankel re-examines the non-alignment policy our first Prime Minister was famous for and elaborated on India-US and India-China relations from their onset. This book is a detailed examination of the relations between both countries.
China’s India War: Collision Course on the Roof of The World by Bertil Lintner
This book explores Indo-Chinese relations from a historical and cultural context, rather than a one on policy. The book educates on the history of their relations and how it all changed as they both clashed as they attained independence and tried to establish themselves internationally in the last century.