Modi’s Foreign Policy: Machtpolitik or More of the same? with Prakash Nanda

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06 May 2014 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Australia India Institute Seminar Room, 147-149 Barry Street Carlton VIC 3053

Having built his reputation as a no non-sense politician committed to development, Narendra Modi as Prime Minister would be charged also with the responsibility of overseeing India’s foreign policy. Thus far there has been a remarkable continuity in Indian foreign policy, save the nuclear explosion in 1998. Will Modi’s foreign policy be revisionist and break away from the past or will it just be more of the same?  A close Modi watcher, Prakash Nanda will disinter the likely  contours of a Modi led government’s foreign policy.

Prakash Nanda is Editor of Uday India (a national weekly – and Geopolitics (a niche monthly devoted to defence, security and diplomacy – at Jawaharlal Nehru University, he is also a “Distinguished Fellow” at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies. Formerly, he was a “National Fellow” of the Indian Council of Historical Research.He has undergone professional courses at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Boston) and Seoul National University.He has been a Visiting Professor at Yonsei University (Seoul) and FMSH (Paris). He has authored books:  Rediscovering Asia: Evolution of India’s Look-East Policy and Nuclearisation of Divided Nations: Pakistan, Koreas and India; co-authored Vajpayee’s Foreign policy: Daring the Irreversible; and edited Rising India: Friends and Foes (a collection of essays on Indian foreign policy). He has contributed chapters to many academic volumes.As a journalist, he has travelled widely and worked in senior positions in the Times of India and Sahara group. He has written edit and op-ed page articles in almost all the leading Indian dailies and been a regular columnist of some foreign publications. 

Venue: Australia India Institute Seminar Room - 147/149 Barry Street Carlton VIC 3053