Apart from supporting the UN resolution for a probe into Israel’s offensive on Gaza, India has chosen to distance itself from the crisis. It’s a stance that is in line with the position successive governments in India have adopted since the early 90s keeping the country's wider strategic interests in mind.
Harsh V. Pant
PROFESSOR, DEFENCE STUDIES DEPARTMENT, KING’S COLLEGE LONDON
Dr. Harsh V. Pant teaches at King's College London in the Department of Defense Studies and is an Associate with the King's Center of Science and Security Studies. His research is focused on Asia-Pacific security issues. He holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Delhi and MA and MPhil degrees from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi (India). His recent books includeContemporary Debates in Indian Foreign and Security Policy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) andIndian Foreign Policy in a Unipolar World (Routledge, 2009). Disclaimer: External experts are not affiliated with Gateway House and have been presented here for reference only.
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Last modified: October 27, 2017
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