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The Growing Power of States in India’s Foreign Policy

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This study examines the role of sub-national diplomacy in India with respect to four neighboring countries – Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan and China – and assesses the nature and consequences of such interactions for immediate policy shifts and in wider institutional terms. Except for five states – Haryana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh and Telengana – all other states in India have international land or maritime borders which make a study of this nature very pertinent. This study focuses on those states that have been more inclined to engage in India’s foreign and security policy making.

Affiliations: 1: Gargi College, University of Delhi Siri Fort, New Delhi, Delhi 110049India ; 2: Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University New DelhiIndia

1 Anamika Asthana is an Assistant Professor at Gargi College, University of Delhi, and a doctoral candidate at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
2 Happymon Jacob is an Associate Professor at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

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