Date: Jun 27, 2024 Time: 03:30 PM
Neighbourhood Scope | Looking Back, looking ahead: A Decade of Neighbourhood First

This event is part of the series “The Neighbourhood Scope,” a monthly feature of the Strategic Studies Programme that intends to rekindle key conversations, questions, and debates concerning India’s neighbourhood.

Three consecutive swearing-in ceremonies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi have seen the participation of leaders from the neighbouring countries. This reflects the importance of the region in India’s foreign policy calculus. The last decade has seen crucial developments as South Asia becomes the new hotspot of global contestation. The de-hyphenation of the Pakistan and India relationship and the increasing gravity of the threat posed by a growing Chinese influence in India’s neighbourhood has brought about a shift in how India has been engaging with its neighbours- refocusing attention on maximising trade, connectivity and prioritising pragmatic cooperation. While historical grievances and concerns still remain, New Delhi has veered away from its previous approaches.

How do you gauge the success of India’s outreach to the neighbouring countries in the past decade? Has India’s tools and means of foreign policy changed in the last ten years ? What are the biggest hits and misses of the last decade ? What do you expect in the next five years ? How have extra regional powers like China, the US and Japan influenced India’s neighbourhood policy?

This is an in-person event.

Venue Address

ORF Conference Hall, 20, Rouse Avenue Institutional Area, New Delhi.