Foreign Policy under Jawaharlal Nehru: A Review

Author: Nargis Tanjima

DOI Link : -2 / 4/A11/Nargis Tanjima

Abstract: After India gained its independence in 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru became the country’s guiding political figure. Nehru’s primary contribution was not in domestic policymaking, but in international relations, since he maintained tight control over foreign affairs for seventeen years and made all the important foreign policy choices himself with little input from his advisors and aides. As a result, the author of this piece has made an effort to elaborate on the foundations of Nehru’s foreign policy by analyzing the actions performed by India’s first prime minister under the banner of world peace. The primary purposes of this study are explanatory and analytical. According to the research question, we relied only on secondary data. Since Nehru maintained tight control over foreign affairs for seventeen years, making the entire major foreign policy decisions himself with minimal input from his advisers and aides; it is safe to say that his greatest impact was in this sphere rather than on the domestic front.

Key words: political, foreign policy, domestic, international relations.

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