The Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC): An Introspection



This chapter attempts to analyse India’s foreign policy approach towards the resource markets of LAC, oil and natural gas potentials in this region, the nature and extent of Indian trade and investment, LAC in India’s foreign policy and Chinese competitions. All these aspects are well explained with, how a neglected region in the past has emerged in India’s foreign policy discourse and how the post-Cold War scenario and India’s economic reforms have generated a plethora of opportunities for India-LAC energy relations. The existing potentials, new discoveries and undiscovered resources are the promising factors for India-LAC energy trade. The chapter, along with general approach to the region, analyses the relations through a country-specific approach which are the major suppliers to India’s energy basket. The countries in this regard include Colombia, Ecudor, Brazil and Venezuela.


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  1. 1.International RelationsPandit Deendayal Petroleum UniversityGandhinagarIndia

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