MODI'S VISIT TO SAARC COUNTRIES AND NEW DIMENSIONS IN THE INDIAN FOREIGN POLICY Impact Factor-5.414

M Venkategowda, M Phil
2016 International Research Journal of Human Resources and Social Sciences (IRJHRSS) International Research Journal of Human Resources and Social Sciences   unpublished
This paper focuses on significant developments as new dimensions in the member countries of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) due to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visits to Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. With extending his invitation to the heads of SAARC countries for their presence in his swearing in ceremony as Prime Minister, he stated that it was the most important foreign policy initiative taken by the new government. Following to his
more » ... . Following to his statement, he began his foreign visits through Himalayan Kingdom Bhutan. In his visits to SAARC Countries he attempted to reset the bilateral relations and discussed the issues relating to strategic, security, science and technology, education, culture and some other areas. He emphasized the regional cooperation for the mutual development in South Asian region, which paves the way for new dimension in the Indian Foreign Policy. The study examines the collective progress of neighbouring countries specially SAARC members with the mutual efforts of the nations based on democratic principles. The secondary data for study sources are collected through books, magazines, periodicles and newspapers.
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