Chapter 1

Development of Indian Foreign Policy

“Foreign policy is the system of activities evolved by communities for changing the behaviour of other states and for adjusting their own activities to the international environment.”


— George Modelski

The statement throws light on the nature of Foreign policy as the organized system of activities, with definite objectives and following certain principles; in a setting determined by domestic as well as international factors, to achieve the national interests1. So, for the study of foreign policy of a country, we need to know the background conditions or the determinants which provide the foundations for objectives and principles of foreign policy of a country. Same holds true for Indian foreign ...

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