India & International Relations

As India continues its quest to become a leading power and expands its global footprint, new themes and issues are emerging as part of its foreign policy agenda. Indian policymakers have realized that non-traditional instruments of diplomacy can supplement traditional means of statecraft. Such instruments include cultivating India’s vast and prosperous diaspora, promoting Indian culture and civilizational heritage, as well as people-to-people diplomacy through tourism and educational exchanges. This series of papers will examine some of these themes and issues as new trends shape New Delhi’s ability to further its global reach and influence.

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Shantanu Kishwar

Shantanu Kishwar is a graduate of Literary and Cultural Studies and International Studies from FLAME University, Pune. He interned at ORF between August and November 2017.