Date: Apr 24, 2019

About the book

Indian foreign policy has undergone a remarkable transformation in a short span of five years, since the coming to office of the Narendra Modi government in May 2014. This is reflected in the academic and policy debates that have emerged in the last few years. No prime minister before has generated the kind of voluminous literature that Prime Minister Modi’s foreign policy has in such a short span, forcing even the critics to concede that something has indeed shifted on the foreign policy front. This book is a collection of author’s articles written over a period of five years covering various aspects of Modi government’s foreign policy. They provide a vivid trajectory of the evolution of Indian foreign policy priorities over the last five years and underscore the shifts and continuities in Prime Minister Modi’s global outreach. The writings in this volume cover the author’s assessment of the Modi government’s foreign policy since May 2014, thereby allowing the readers to engage with the broader arc of Indian diplomacy.

About the author

Professor Harsh V. Pant is Director and Head of the Strategic Studies Programme at Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. He holds a joint appointment with the Department of Defence Studies and King’s India Institute as Professor of International Relations at King’s College London. He is also a Non-Resident Fellow with the Wadhwani Chair in US-India Policy Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC.


Samir Saran, President, Observer Research Foundation

S. Jaishankar, Former Foreign Secretary, Government of India


11:00 – 11:30 a.m. | Registration

11:30 – 11:45 a.m. | Welcome remarks by chair | Samir Saran

11:45 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. | Book release & author's remarks | Harsh V. Pant

12:05 – 12:25 p.m. | Guest remarks | S. Jaishankar

12:25 – 12:55 p.m. | Moderated Q&A

12:55 – 1:00 p.m. | Closing remarks by chair

1:00 p.m. onward | Lunch

Venue Address

ORF Conference Hall, New Delhi