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The Evolution of India's Israel Policy: Continuity, Change, and Compromise since 1922

Nicolas Blarel


India’s relationship with Israel has been one of the most sensitive and controversial issues in New Delhi’s foreign policy. India first decided to recognize Israel in 1950 but deliberately deferred the establishment of diplomatic relations until January 1992. In the space of only two decades, the two countries have developed significant economic and especially defence relations. Breaking with the existing literature which has looked at India’s West Asia/Middle-East policy as constant and coherent until 1992, this analysis looks at a dynamic evolution of India’s position in reaction to major cr ... More

Keywords: Indian foreign policy, Israel, Palestine, West Asia/Middle-East, defence relations, Jawaharlal Nehru, foreign policy change, India’s Arab Policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199450626
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450626.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicolas Blarel, author
Graduate Research Assistant, Center on American and Global Security, Bloomington, Indiana, USA