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    By Amitabh Mattoo

    Offered to: Class of 2020 and 2021

    Prerequisites: None

    Office Hours: By Appointment.

    As India's influence increases in the international system, understanding its foreign policy and its engagement with the rest of the world is critical for students of international relations, public policy, and practitioners in public and private domains. This subject is designed as a comprehensive review of some of the key issues related to India's worldview and its behaviour towards the world. The subject will familiarise students with the origins and conduct of India's foreign policy. Apart from taking stock of contemporary thinking and policies of the country, the major thrust of the course would be on the following areas:

    a.) Mapping the historical trajectory of India's Foreign Policy

    b) Intellectual debates on the nation's external relations in both the pre and post-independence era

    c.) Culture of Strategic Thinking in India's relations with the outside world

    d.) India and its Neighbourhood (esp. Pakistan & China)

    e.) India and the Nuclear Weapons debate

    f.) India's Growth and International Trade Strategy