Indian Foreign Affairs Journal

Published in Association with Association of Indian Diplomats

Current Volume: 18 (2023 )

ISSN: 0973-3248

e-ISSN: 2229-5372

Periodicity: Quarterly

Month(s) of Publication: March, June, September & December

Subject: Political Science & International Affairs

DOI: 10.32381/IFAJ


Indian Foreign Affairs Journal, a peer reviewed quarterly publication of the Association of Indian Diplomats, attempts to provide an intellectually stimulating forum for the examination of various aspects of India's Foreign Policy. This Examination is undertaken by the experienced decision-makers, serious scholars, and seasoned analysts.

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Indian Citation Index (ICI)


Managing Editor
Achal Malhotra

Ambassador (Retd.) and Member,
Executive Committee, Association of Indian Diplomats, New Delhi.

Abdul Nafey

Professor (Retd.) School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi

Copy Editor
Preeti Singh

Ex-Officio Members
T. C. A. Raghavan

Ambassador (Retd.) and President, Association of Indian Diplomats, New Delhi

Amarendra Khatua

Ambassador (Retd.) and Vice President, Association of Indian Diplomats, New Delhi

Anil Trigunayat

Ambassador (Retd.) and Secretary, Association of Indian Diplomats, New Delhi

A.K Malhotra

Ambassador (Retd.) and Treasurer, Association of Indian Diplomats, New Delhi

Nominated Members
Sachin Chaturvedi

Director General,Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi

Sanjay Chaturvedi

Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh

Neelam Deo

Former Director, 'Gateway House' Indian Council on Global Relations, Mumbai.

Darvesh Gopal

Former Professor of Political Science, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi

Arvind Gupta

Director, Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi

Rajat Kathuria

Director & Chief Executive, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi

G. Gopa Kumar

Vice Chancellor, Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod.

Jayant Prasad

Former Director General, Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.

P. K. Singh

Former Director, United Services Institution of India, New Delhi.

Nalin Surie

Former Director General, Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi.

International Advisers
David M. Malone

Rector of the United Nations University & Under Secretary General of the United Nations, Tokyo, Japan.

Ong Keng Yong

Executive Deputy Chairman, Director, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

 T.V. Paul

James McGill Professor of International Relations, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Elizabeth Sidiropoulose

National Director, South African Institute of International Affairs, Braamfontein, South Africa.

Peter N Varghese

Chancellor, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Research Associate
Hoimi Mukherjee

Volume 18 Issue 1-2 , (Jan- to Jun-2023)

2023: An Overview of India’s Relations with Selected Countries in the Neighbourhood
2023: An Overview of ‘Voice of the Global South’ Summits

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Page No : 1-14

Price: 101

India’s Balancing Act on the Israel-Hamas Conflict

By: P. R. Kumaraswamy

Page No : 15-32

Author :
P. R. Kumaraswamy : Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.


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MENA Pivot to Asia: Rebalancing Old Relationships with New Friendships

By: Khalid Abdalla Abdel Wahab Ahmed

Page No : 33-54

Author :
Khalid Abdalla Abdel Wahab Ahmed : Sudanese commentator on regional and international affairs. He is currently working as the Political Affairs Officer, British Embassy Khartoum, Sudan. Views expressed are personal. 


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SADC and India: A Relationship of Mutual Respect and Trust

By: J. K. Tripathi

Page No : 55-67

Author :
J. K. Tripathi :
Ambassador (Retd.) J. K. Tripathi is a former diplomat, who retired as India’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe. He has been writing articles and frequently appearing on leading T.V. channels on various aspects of international affairs.


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Khalistani ‘Doom Loop’ and the Promise of India-Canada Relations

By: Pooja Gopal

Page No : 68-84

India-Canada relations have deteriorated in recent months. This essay argues that ‘diaspora politics’ have become entrenched in the Canadian electoral democratic process. The Canadian Sikh diaspora is able to punch above its weight in domestic politics and foreign policy. The Khalistani ‘doom loop’ has ensnared the bilateral relationship between the two countries perceptibly for the long term. Economic, commercial, and cultural relations, however, continue to show promise, and remain unaffected by the current controversy. The need is to firewall the strategic partnership that is mutually rewarding.

Author :
Pooja Gopal : Assistant Professor in Political Science, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi.


Price: 101


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Page No : 85-126

Parliament Question and Answer on India’s Assistance to Sri Lanka
Prime Minister Modi’s Remarks (21st July, 2023) at the Joint Press Conference on the Occasion of Sri Lanka President’s Visit to India
Voice of Global South Summit
Summary of Deliberations: Voice of Global South Summit 2023 (January 12-13, 2023)
Transcript of Special Briefing by Foreign Secretary (January 06, 2023)
2nd Voice of Global South Summit
Chair’s summary: 2nd Voice of the Global South Summit (November 17, 2023)
Transcript of Special Briefing by Foreign Secretary on the 2nd Voice of Global South Summit (November 17, 2023)


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