Penguin India Publication

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9780143423478

ISBN-10 0143423479


Number of Pages 216 Pages
Language (English)

History & Politics

NonAlignment 2.0 identifies the basic principles and the national goals, values and interests, that should guide Indias foreign and strategic policy over the next decade.

The authors, who are among Indias most authoritative and respected policymakers and analysts, argue that while the Non-Aligned Movement, which was a response to the geopolitics of the Cold War era, may have lost its moorings, non-alignment as a strategy, renovated and adapted for the twenty-first century, is today more pertinent than ever, enhancing Indias ability to take autonomous decisions on issues of vital national interest.

This book lays out the opportunities that India enjoys in the international sphere, identifies the threats and challenges it is likely to confront and defines the broad perspective and approach that India should adopt to maximize its strategic autonomy. It emphasizes the need for a broad consensus among political parties, the government, the corporate community, civil society and the media, if India is to successfully pursue its national development goals and its international interests in a changing global environment and assume its rightful place in the world.