The India Way: Strategies for an Uncertain World

November 1, 2020
The India Way: Strategies for an Uncertain World

The decade from the 2008 global financial crisis to the 2020coronavirus pandemic has seen a real transformation of the worldorder. The very nature of international relations and its rules arechanging before our eyes.For India, this means optimal relationships with all the majorpowers to best advance its goals. It also requires a bolder andnon-reciprocal approach to its neighbourhood. A global footprint isnow in the making that leverages India's greater capability andrelevance, as well as its unique diaspora. This era of globalupheaval entails greater expectations from India, putting it on thepath to becoming a leading power.In The India Way, S. Jaishankar, India's Minister of ExternalAffairs, analyses these challenges and spells out possible policyresponses. He places this thinking in the context of history andtradition, appropriate for a civilizational power that seeks toreclaim its place on the world stage.About the AuthorS. Jaishankar has been India's Minister of External Affairssince May 2019. He is a member of the Rajya Sabha representingGujarat. He was India's foreign secretary from 2015 to 2018. In acareer spanning four decades in the Indian Foreign Service, heserved as India's ambassador to China and the US, among otherroles, and played an important part in the Indo-US civil nucleardeal.