From an Empire State to a Nation State: the Impact of Ethno-Religious Conflicts on India’s Foreign Policy

  • Maya Chadda


Since the 1980s, it has become increasingly evident that India is faced with far greater danger to her security from conflicts within her borders than from conflicts with hostile powers beyond her border. On the other hand, the steady expansion in indigenous weapons production and the acquisition of sophisticated arms from abroad has made India the most powerful country, far outstripping other smaller states in the region. Yet, the events during the decade of the 1980s suggest that India’s growing superiority in arms has not countered her sense of growing vulnerability.


Foreign Policy Central State National Security Empire State Congress Party 
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