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Ever since its launch in February 2006, Indian Foreign Affairs Journal, a peer reviewed quarterly publication of the Association of Indian Diplomats has become an intellectually satisfying and analytically enriching forum for the examination of relevant but sensitive and complex issues of India’s foreign policy and relations. Such examination is undertaken by experienced decision makers, serious scholars and seasoned commentators.

The Journal remains true to its credo, publishing authors of widely divergent views, and at the same time, searching for unifying themes and principles in an era where these are especially hard to find. The Journal is thus filling a long-standing gap in the availability of insightful and credible literature in the field.

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Recent Issue

Indian Foreign Affairs Journal

Vol. 14, No. 3  - Jul - Sep  2019

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Priti Singh and Devika Misra:
India-Brazil ‘Strategic Partnership’: Rhetoric and Reality

M. Ganapath
Act East in India’s Foreign Policy: India-ASEAN relations 

Vijay Sakhuja
The Indian Ocean and Smart Ports

Teshu Singh
India-Taiwan Relations: Burgeoning Economic Engagement

Manpreet Sethi
The Idea of 'Limited Nuclear War': As Impractical and Dangerous Now, As It Was Then


Book Reviews

Pragya Pandey
'Scaling India-Japan Cooperation in Indo-Pacific and Beyond 2025: Corridors, Connectivity and Contours' by  Jagannath P. Panda (Ed)

Arvind Gupta
'Values in Foreign Policy: Investigating Ideals and Interests' by Krishnan Srinivasan, James Mayall, Sanjay Pulipaka (Eds.)

Gopal Suri
'Nine Dash Line: Deciphering the South China Sea Conundrum' by Pooja Bhatt



Current Issue

Indian Foreign Affairs Journal

Vol. 14, No. 4  - Oct - Dec  2019

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India and the 'UN@75'

Special Issue

The United Nations Organisation officially came into existence on 24 October 1945 and will celebrate its 75th Anniversary in 2020. A few Experts / Strategic Analysts have been invited to analyse and offer their comments on 'The UN@75'

The following experts on the subject have contributed to the Issue.


Dilip Sinha:  Former Special Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs is a former Permanent Representative of India to the UN offices in Geneva. He was also India's Ambassador to Greece.

Vijay Nambiar: Former Permanent Representative of India to the UN at New York, He was later Chef de Cabinet (Chief of Staff) of the UN Secretary-General. in the rank of USG of the UN. Former Indian Ambassador to Algeria, Pakistan, China, Malaysia and Afghanistan, he was also the Deputy National Security Advisor..

Nalin Surie: is a former Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs and a former Deputy Permanent Representative of India to the UN at New Tork. Ambassador of India to Poland, China and the High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

C.S.R. Murthy: Professor at the Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Monish Tourangbam: Assistant Professor, Department of Geopolitics & International Relations, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal

Satish Nambiar:  First Force Commander and Head of Mission of the United Nations forces in the former Yugoslavia (in the grade of an Assistant Secretary General / Under Secretary General).

Asoke Kumar Mukerji: Former Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations in New York.

T.P. Sreenivasan: A former Perrmanent Representative  of India to the United Nations, offices in Vienna and a former Deputy Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations in New York. He was also Ambassador to Austria, to Kenya and Fiji.


Book Reviews

Neelam D. Sabharwal
'Legitimacy of Power: The Permanence of Five in the Security Council' by Dilip Sinha

Lakshmi Priya
'Perilous Interventions: The Security Council and the Politics of Chaos' by Hardeep Singh Puri






2020-BSMM2.jpg24 Jul 2020: 
Presentation of the 'Ambassador Bimal Sanyal Memorial Medal / Prize'  by Dr. S Jaishankar, , Hon'ble Minister for External Affairs.

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5 Feb 2020: Amb. K. Natwar Singh spoke on "India's Foreign Policy".

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15 Jan 2020: Dr. Swapan Dasgupta, Member of Parliament,  spoke on "Awakening Bharat Mata: The Political Beliefs of the Indian Right".

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18 Dec 2019: Ambassador V. S.Seshadri spoke on 'India and RCEP: What Next?.

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