Symbiosis International University Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts

India’s Foreign Policy

Faculty Course Type Credits Prerequisites Semester
Sulakshana Sen Major/Minor 4 International Relations Major/Minor  


The past decade has been witness to India’s rise as a major power in the multipolar world. This naturally calls for understanding the influences, nuances and content of India’s foreign policy as it has shaped over the years.

 Course Objectives 

  • This course will examine the principles and phases of foreign policy in India.
  • The course will also analyze and appraise issues such as regionalism, nuclear politics, soft power diplomacy and trade.
  • The students, though case studies will identify and outline the dilemmas and successes faced by India in her international relations. 

 Teaching Methodology 

  • Interactive class discussions on every concept. Small class size
  • Use of articles, news clipping, videos, etc. to further explain concept i.e. enable a practical understanding of the concept.
  • Evaluations are conducted throughout the semester to ensure that the students’ learning outcomes are appraised. 


Students are expected to –

  • Complete all required reading for each scheduled class as per the course outline,
  • Actively participate in class activities and discussions, and
  • Complete all evaluative processes for successful course completion!