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THE INDIA-EU PARTNERSHIP: STRATEGIC ALLIANCE OR POLITICAL CONVENIENCE?

Madhavi Bhasin

The post cold war global scenario has created a conducive atmosphere for astronger India-EU partnership. We do not have any fundamentalpolitical disagreements, which could impede the dynamic growth ofour economic cooperation. On the other hand, there is much thatunites us, and provides a firm basis to construct a strong edifice of a long term, mutual reinforcing economic relationship.1

From being the ThirdWorld’s Trojan Horse into the Community2 toemerging as a ‘key partner’3 in thepresent century, India’s relations with the European Union (EU) has undergone a qualitative transformation. Since theEuropean Union has emerged as a powerful economic and politicalforce ...

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