1st Edition

India’s Sri Lanka Policy

By Vinod Khobragade Copyright 2023

    This book focuses on India’s foreign policy towards Sri Lanka before the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord (ISLA) in July 1987 and India’s military intervention after the ISLA.

    The post-intervention developments brought strategic changes in India’s Sri Lanka policy. However, after leadership change in both the countries, India confined its policy to moral support and decided to abstain from direct intervention or involvement in Sri Lanka’s domestic politics. After the demise of the LTTE and its leadership in 2009, India played a constructive role in rebuilding infrastructure in Sri Lanka. The book also focuses on the developments of the relationships between India and Sri Lanka in the post-IPKF period and the bilateral developments in the Post - LTTE periods.

    Print edition not for sale in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Bhutan)

    1. Introduction

    2. The Historicity of Sri Lanka’s Ethnic Crisis

    3. India’s Sri Lanka Policy: The Pre-Intervention Period

    4. India’s Military Intervention in Sri Lanka

    5. India’s Post LTTE Sri Lanka Policy

    6. India’s Engagement with Sri Lanka: The Modi Era

    7. Exploring Soft Power : India’s Cultural Engagement with Sri Lanka

    8. Sri Lanka-China Proximity and India’s Concerns




    Vinod Khobragade is Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of Sociology and Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University), Agra, Uttar Pradesh (India). His area of interests is International Relations and Indian Politics.