1st Edition

Transformation of India's Foreign Policy Shaping the Global Order as a Responsible Power

Edited By Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit Copyright 2025
    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    Analysing the trajectory of Indian foreign policy through Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision, this book examines issues related to India’s growing profile at global multilateral forums, economy and trade, soft power, diaspora, and the intersection between foreign policy and national security. The subject matter in this book assesses Indian foreign policy by covering seven broad domains: security, multilateralism, economy and trade, diaspora, climate change, science and technology, and soft power. In addition, it also examines the notable achievements of Indian foreign policy over the past decade, describes Prime Minister Modi’s worldview and how it has been implemented; analyses the changes Modi has brought to Indian foreign policy behaviour and conduct; studies the evolution of Indian foreign policy over the last decade; and explores the new opportunities that could be potentially exploited in the future.

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


    Tables and Figures

    1. Introduction

    Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit

    2. The Worldview of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    Md. Muddassir Quamar

    3. Implementing Modi’s Worldview: Contributions of Sushma Swaraj and S Jaishankar

    Rohit Kumar Sharma

    4. Multilateralism in Indian Foreign Policy


    5. India’s Economic Diplomacy and Development Partnerships

    Sameena Hameed

    6. India’s Soft Power

    Deepika Matange

    7. India’s Rashtradoots: Engagement with the Diaspora

    Irfan Ahmed Nazir

    8. Indian Diplomacy for National and Global Security

    Prabhat Jawla

    9. Challenges and Way Forward

    P. R. Kumaraswamy

    About the Editor and Contributors




    Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit is Vice-Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.