Under Narendra Modi, India has declared that it wishes to become a ‘leading power’ in international relations. But while its capacity to lead is growing, the context in which it must act is becoming increasingly complex, as the ‘rules-based order’ is challenged by China in the South China Sea and Beijing's economic muscle is flexed more openly across the Indo-Pacific. Moreover, India's foreign policy objectives - beyond facilitating economic development at home and maximising ‘strategic autonomy’ abroad - still remain unclear.
By kind invitation of Sephen Pound MP, The Henry Jackson Society is pleased to invite you to a talk with Ian Hall, Acting Director of the Griffith Asia Institute. To cast some light on how Indian foreign policy will likely evolve, given these constraints, this talk will take stock of Modi's foreign policy agenda since his election win and assess the underpinnings of his wider thinking about India's role in the world.
Ian Hall is the Acting Director of the Griffith Asia Institute. His research interests include the history of international thought and Indian foreign policy. He has published a number of books and articles in these areas, and is currently working on an ARC-funded Discovery project on the evolution of Indian thinking about international relations since 1964. He currently sits on the editorial boards of Asian Politics and Policy, the Australian Journal of International Affairs, and International Relations. He teaches courses on India's Rise and on Terrorism.