India’s non-alignment option in the Cold War scenario

Wu, F ORCID: 2004, 'India’s non-alignment option in the Cold War scenario' , South Asian Studies Quarterly, 119 (1) , pp. 56-62.

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Following the independence, India found itself in a challenging global setting characteristic of the bi-polar confrontation and this, coupled with its stressed economic situation, made Indian policy-makers to adopt an approach of non-alignment, taking side with neither party of the cold war standoff and seeking maximum interests of its own by properly making advantage of the contradictions and disagreements between the United States and the Soviet Union. Later, the conclusion of the Indo-USSR treaty in the early 1970s met India’s needs for confronting China and Pakistan and achieving the regional hegemony, which actually went against the principles of non-alignment.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Journal or Publication Title: South Asian Studies Quarterly
ISSN: 1004-1508
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Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2020 14:31
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 21:45

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