BJP, India's Foreign Policy and the “Realist Alternative” to the Nehruvian Tradition

  title={BJP, India's Foreign Policy and the “Realist Alternative” to the Nehruvian Tradition},
  author={Sreeram Chaulia},
  journal={International Politics},
  • Sreeram Chaulia
  • Published 1 June 2002
  • Political Science
  • International Politics
Correlation between domestic political factors and a country's foreign policy is crucial. This essay is a case study of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), its ideological precepts and approach to foreign policy-making. The fundamentals of the Nehruvian world outlook, which have guided almost all pre-BJP governments in India, are first elaborated and their evolution discussed in the historical context of post-independence India. BJP core ideology and promise of radically overturning… 

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