26 November 2009
India and its South Asian Neighbours
This paper provides a summary analysis of India's relations with each of its immediate neighbors - except China - and outlines the evolution of India's foreign policy since the 1990s. The author notes that India, as a regional hegemon, would prefer a peaceful and prosperous neighborhood responsive to its own needs, but this is unlikely to occur in the foreseeable future. The paper offers some conclusions on India's approach to its neighbors, suggesting it is often too reactive, and at times quite dismissive though this has been improving.
© 2009 Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
Rajeev Ranjan Chaturvedy, David M Malone