This is the ninth volume in the series INDIA's FOREIGN RELATIONS produced annually in cooperation with the public Diplomacy Division of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.

The Documents are reflected of the complex web of considerations that govern India's relations with the world at large, and underline the shift of power to Asia and emergence of India as a major player. No international gathering today is complete without India's presence where India's input is valued in finding solutions to the complexities of the problems facing the mankind. In the last six decades India has made success of its experiment in democracy and in the last couple of decades it has been buttressed with the emergence of India as a major economic power. The manner in which India came out unscathed from the economic meltdown of 2008 have left many wondering at the resilience of Indian institutions.

The 750 documents showcased here seek to convey the message to the world that India has arrived.

Avtar Singh Bhasin