Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Worldviews of Aspiring PowersDomestic Foreign Policy Debates in China, India, Iran, Japan and Russia$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Henry R. Nau and Deepa Ollapally

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199937479

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937479.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 21 January 2019



Foreign Policy Perspectives of an Ambiguous Power

(p.73) 3 India
Worldviews of Aspiring Powers

Deepa Ollapally

Rajesh Rajagopalan

Oxford University Press

This chapter outlines different Indian conceptions of foreign policy, broadly defined to include grand strategy. This clarification is made because grand strategy is usually broader and encompasses the means-ends chain (while foreign policy can be seen as only one of the means). The chapter is divided into four sections. The first section, examines which opinions matter in the making of Indian foreign and security policy. This is important in the Indian context because there appears to be a considerable distance between the public debate and policy making in India. The second section outlines the new debate about India's foreign policy. The third section outlines six major perspectives on Indian foreign policy. The final section links these perspectives to particular foreign policy issues facing India and draws out what each perspective offers as policy prescriptions.

Keywords:   foreign relations, international relations, grand strategy, security policy, Indian foreign policy

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .