Report by India Education bureau; Delhi: Pearson Education, India’s leading education and publishing company, launched the book “India’s Foreign Policy: Coping with the Changing World today, authored by Mr. Muchkund Dubey, Former Foreign Secretary to the Government of India; and currently President of the Council for Social Development. The book was released by Shri Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Administrator, diplomat and author; former Governor of West Bengal at India International Centre, New Delhi.
The event saw the participation of eminent scholars H.E. Mr. Tariq A. Karim, High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India, Shri K. S. Bajpai, Former Ambassador of India to Pakistan, China and the United States Chairman, National Security Advisory Board, Professor S. D. Muni, Eminent author and expert in foreign and security policies of Indian and other South Asian countries, Professor Manoranjan Mohanty, Distinguished political scientist, author and social activist.
India's foreign policy has come a long way since its independence, from the era of the Non-aligned Movement, shaped and espoused by Jawaharlal Nehru, to the recent phase of the challenges of globalization. Indian's Foreign Policy: Coping with the Changing World is a reflection on these transformations and includes prescriptions for strategies and policy measures. It deals with India's evolving relations with important world powers and proffers advice, distilled from experience, on dealing with neighbours. It also discusses happenings that are likely to have a far-reaching impact on India in the near future, including China's emergence as a global power and the Indo -US civilian nuclear deal.
At the launch, Mr. Anish Srikrishna, Sr. V.P and Business Head, Higher Education at Pearson Education said “This book will be of interest to any general reader interested in learning about India's foreign policies and its evolving relations with important world economies. It will be a valuable reference for students and teachers of international relations as well as researchers in this space. Pearson Education feels honoured to have a scholar as distinguished as Professor Dubey as its author.”