About the BookIt is the power and power alone that counts. Achievement, expansion and demonstration of power are the key characteristics of all international relations. It is an all-pervasive phenomenon. This book has beautifully summarized various connotations of power. India has a vast potential of its own and its economic, political and military interests cover areas far beyond Asia. With its scientific and material resources, its size and its strategic location, India is already an important member of the international community. If it keeps growing economically at a fast rate, India will certainly increase its weight in international and regional affairs and be able to enhance its power posture. The present book India’s Foreign Policy in the New Millennium is indeed a comprehensive discourse on India’s foreign policy. It chiefly focuses on post-Cold War global forces, viz. globalization, nuclearization, hegemonism, economic diplomacy, women’s empowerment etc. It brilliantly examines core values of India’s foreign policy as well as the factors affecting such policy at national, regional and global levels. In the end, it categorically mentions the strategies best suited to India, in order to get a Major Power status. This unusual work is well knit, has simple language and is able to engender interest even among the people who are not familiar with the country’s foreign policy. Thus, this book will facilitate such people develop their understanding of and insight into India’s foreign policy. Besides, this wide-ranging book will, undoubtedly, serve as a resource book for policymakers as well as analysts and act as a guide for scholars and students of foreign policy and international relations. About the Author/sVatsala Shukla, Ph.D. from Allahabad University, is a Research Fellow at the Center for Study of Society and Secularism (CSSS), Santacruz, Mumbai. She is the recipient of Junior Research Fellowship from UGC, Delhi (1996) and the Award of Merit (1997) from Allahabad University. She has also done an Advanced Diploma in Applied Linguistics from SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai. She is pursuing a project “Language and Politics”. She started her career as a teacher at the Allahabad University and subsequently taught at various colleges in Pune. She is a member of Indian Association for Canadian Studies (IACS) and presented a paper on “Women in Politics” in the 21st International Conference on Canadian Studies, Hyderabad. As an author she has published several articles on Indian politics and current global issues. Her current areas of interest include: Women’s Studies, Canadian Politics and Sociolinguistic Aspect of Political Power.