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International Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Studies

Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part A (2023)

Agenda in the foreign policy of India in the context of unity in diversity




India is becoming a major power in International Politics. Other major powers, the United States and China, are building global influence through soft power and power. The United States uses its military power to export its ideals of democracy, liberal capitalism, and human rights to the rest of the world, and to legitimize international institutions through its domain. At the same time, China has proposed different values and concepts, examining the lack of democracy in areas such as government stability and economic development. China uses its economic advantages, foreign aid, and China's veto power to influence international politics. Rising Indian foreign policy chief analyzed the letter? India is culturally different from Western countries and China. The main characteristics of Indian indigenous society are the diversity of languages, religions, ethnic groups, etc. and the principle of mutual respect for unity in diversity. This domestic division was a major factor in his foreign policy. India's philosophy on foreign relations is different from that of Western countries. During the first phase of independence, Jalal Nehru framed India's foreign policy based on the principles of national rule, sovereign equality, territorial integrity, power and non-interference. The idea of unity in diversity is the basis of these ideals and helps India become a soft power for other countries. But after the Nehru era, India's foreign policy became more narrow-minded and emphasized hard power. As a result, India became more isolated in international politics. But now due to various reasons, especially the rapid economic growth, India has become an increasing power and "veto player" in the world. The paper analyzes India's role at the international level and its emergence as a great power. It proposes the idea of “unity in diversity” as an important idea through which India can contribute to ensuring global justice and peace by reducing conflicts based on identity differences. This article will be divided into four parts. Part One explores the importance of “unity in diversity” in India. The second and third parts of the past analyze the role of this model in Indian foreign policy and its relevance to the contemporary world. The final section explores ways to expand the idea in other states and internationally.

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How to cite this article:
Himanshi. Agenda in the foreign policy of India in the context of unity in diversity. Int. J. Arts Humanit. Social Stud. 2023;5(2):60-65. DOI: 10.33545/26648652.2023.v5.i2a.81
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