Energy Security and India’s Foreign Policy: The Persian Gulf Region

  • Sima Baidya
Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)


This paper makes an attempt to understand energy security from the perspective of non-traditional security and human security. It shows the linkages between energy and foreign policy, hitherto not much visible in India’s foreign policy discourse. Being the largest supplier of hydro-carbon energy, Persian Gulf region plays the most important role in India’s energy security. The paper focuses on the changing dynamics of India’s energy relations with the region, critically understands the concept of energy security once again beyond the matrix of demand and supply. Last but not the least a brief analysis of various policy documents is also included.


Saudi Arabia Foreign Policy Energy Security Human Security Energy Information Administration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for West Asian Studies, School of International StudiesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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