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Elections 2014: India’s foreign policy agenda

Among the many vital discussions that are being held on India’s economy, society and politics, none are more significant for India in a rapidly globalising world than our external relations and foreign policy.

India is engaged abroad as never before – the successes of a dynamic business community and diaspora have given the world a new view of the country and a heightened desire to engage with it. Having been a status quo power for decades, India, with its young population and aggressive businesses, is more ready than ever to step out and participate actively in the world and its institutions.

In the run up to the 2014 parliamentary election, Gateway House organised a 30-minute panel discussion on what the foreign policy priorities of the next government should be. The interaction was streamed live on Google hangout and was followed by a Q&A with the audience


Sanjay Jha
National Spokesperson, Indian National Congress party

Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri
Member, Bharatiya Janata Party
Former Permanent Representative of India to the UN

Meera Sanyal
Aam Aadmi Party candidate,Mumbai South, 2014 Lok Sabha Elections

Moderated by

Anant Goenka
Head, New Media, Indian Express


Dr. Alyssa Ayres
Senior Fellow, India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations