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MPSE-001: India and World Politics: Challenges and Opportunities in 21st Century

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India has emerged as a power to reckon with in world affairs. As India rises in the world order, it should not only visualize its interests, strategies and vision with great clarity but also communicate them effectively to the world. This course offers a comprehensive overview of India’s foreign policy, bilateral relations with other nations, regional and international organizations etc. It gives insights about changing contours of the world politics and India’s evolving images of the world. It imparts knowledge about India as a rising economic powerhouse, nuclear-armed state and as an important regional power also. The course engages discussion and analysis of the key contemporary global issues such as the proliferation of nuclear weapons, ecological issues, international terrorism, migration and human security. In fact, it is a comprehensive course which is intended to make you aware at an advanced academic level about the theoretical issues and specific themes that are central to India’s World view and Vice versa. It will be quite helpful for the aspirants of different competitive examinations and interviews also. Course Credit-4




Resource Person


Evolution of India's World view

Prof S. D. Muni

India’s Foreign Policy: An Overview

Prof Satish Kumar

Approaches to the Study of India’s Foreign Policy

Dr Amitabh Singh


Determinants of India’s foreign policy

Amb. Ashok Sajjanhar

Decision-making Institutions of India’s Foreign Policy and Function

Dr Rajiv Nayan

India’s Foreign Policy in Nehru Era

Prof. Satish Kumar

India’s Foreign Policy during Cold War

Dr. Maheep


India’s Foreign Policy after Cold War

Prof. S. D. Muni

India’s Foreign Policy under NDA – I

Prof.. Satish Kumar

India’s Foreign Policy in NDA-II

Mr. Prafulla Ketkar


India-US Relations

Prof. Chintamani Mahapatra

India-European Union Relations

Amb. Arun Kumar Singh

India-Russia Relations


India-Russia Relations

Prof. Swaran Singh

India-China Relations

Dr. Rajiv Ranjan

India-Japan relations


India’s first Neighbourhood-first policy

Prof. Rajen Harshe

India-Pakistan Relations

Prof. Satish Kumar

India-Nepal relations

Prof. Sanjay K Bhardwaj

India – Sri Lanka Relations

Dr. Saurabh

India-Myanmar Relations

Dr. Maheep

India-Bhutan Relations

India-Maldives Relations


India’s Look East and India's Act-East Policy

Prof. Harsh V. Pant

India’s Look West Policy

Dr. Amit Singh

India-South East Asian Countries

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar

India in Indo-Pacific Theatre


India and West Asia

Prof. Girijesh Pant

India and Central Asia

Dr. Aprajita Kashyap

India – South America Relations

Dr. Maheep

India-Latin America-Caribbean (LAC)

India-GCC States Relations


India’s National Security

Dr. Maheep

India’s Nuclear Policies and Nonproliferation

India and Terrorism

Humanitarian Intervention


India and Regional Organisations

Amb. Rajeev Sikri

India’s Foreign Economic Policy

Non-Government International Institutions (World Bank, IMF and WTO etc.)


India’s Geopolitics, Strategic Stature and Leadership

Dr. Uttam Singh

India’s Environmental Challenges

Dr. Maheep

India and Energy Security Issues

India’s Non-Traditional Security


India’s Policy towards Africa

Dr. Nivedita Ray


Prof. Amitabh Mattoo

India and United Nations

Taught by

Prof. Satish Kumar



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