The series India's foreign Relations showcases the vast reach of India's external by New Delhi to meet the foreign policy challenges.

The challenge before the Indian foreign policy establishment today is to create necessary space to exercise freedom to make policy choices in an increasingly interdependent world. This necessarily means evolving responses to the ever changing realities in a world full of uncertainties.
In this scenario New Delhi's response in terms of instruments of policy, tactics and strategy could not be the same in all the circumstances. What is important is that the basic tenets of foreign policy must remain embedded in values, Which are universal and true all the time. The debate on the civil nuclear energy testifies to this. New Delhi drew the Laxman Rekha India would not cross to end the nuclear apartheid it suffered for over three decades. To clinch the deal New Delhi did make a paradigm shift, but refused to accept any constriction on its independence of action.

Foreign relation today is a complex subjects of study unlike in the past when the diplomats interacted on predicable lines in a rather limited sphere of political relations. Protocol dominated the proceedings. Today an extra dose of alcohol has got mixed up with protocol; but technology has bridged the gap of time and distance. It has brought the nations closer to each other as never before. Media has facilitated diplomatic exchange. News papers are the sounding boards making formal exchanges of communications redundant.

Over six hundred document in this volume testify to the vast reach of India's foreign relations in the year 20006.