Is a ‘Modi doctrine’ emerging in Indian foreign policy?

  title={Is a ‘Modi doctrine’ emerging in Indian foreign policy?},
  author={Ian Hall},
  journal={Australian Journal of International Affairs},
  pages={247 - 252}
  • Ian Hall
  • Published 2 February 2015
  • Political Science
  • Australian Journal of International Affairs
Narendra Modi's election as India's prime minister in May 2014 has generated speculation that a new ‘Modi doctrine’ is emerging in Indian foreign policy. This article assesses the evidence for that claim. It argues that a ‘doctrine’ should embody a set of clearly stated principles for foreign policy making. It analyses the main achievements of Modi's policy in the months after his election. It finds that while Modi has brought new energy to the conduct of foreign policy, his approach is… 
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