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The Agartala Doctrine: A Proactive Northeast in Indian Foreign Policy

Subir Bhaumik


The book revolves round the role played by Tripura in Indian foreign policy on East Pakistan, later Bangladesh. The ‘Agartala Doctrine’, that emerges from the policy of successive Tripura governments, stresses on ‘appropiate response’ – friendly approach towards regimes which are friendly and tough response to those which are not. Tripura is also marked out for playing an active role within the parameters of national foreign policy and furthering national interests – unlike some states which oppose national foreign policy initiatives for short-term domestic considerations. Having developed the ... More

Keywords: Agartala, Sachindralal Singh, Manik Sarkar, BCIM, BIMSTEC, Bangladesh, Tripura, Myanmar, China

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199463800
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463800.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Subir Bhaumik, editor
Veteran BBC journalist and author

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