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India Quarterly

INDIA QUARTERLY is a refereed journal of international affairs. Originally when it was launched in 1945, its focus was on India and Asia. But as India has changed over the decades, and so has the texture of global politics, the journal now solicits papers on themes that concern the possible variations in global politics that are likely to impact India’s interests. The phenomenon of globalisation makes the scope of the journal wider with every passing day.

India Quarterly is the flagship publication of the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) in collaboration with M/s SAGE Publications, New Delhi (since January 2009). The aim of the Journal has been to encourage scholars, journalists and other freelance intellectuals to contribute original articles on matters concerning international relations and national foreign policies. The Council invites articles on International Affairs from scholars both from India and abroad. The idea is to promote critical and objective analysis on any theme of importance for international understanding. Though we do not totally discourage theoretical writings, by and large we prefer empirical and policy-oriented articles. Falling within our special purview are such future global concerns as environmental issues, energy security, identity-centric conflicts and their international ramifications, cross-border movements of people and such related concerns as human trafficking, gun-running, terrorist networking, migration of diseases, and international economic crime cartels.

The Council, as such, does not use the journal, India Quarterly, to express its opinion on any aspects of Indian and international affairs. The opinions expressed in India Quarterly are those of the authors and need not necessarily be in conformity with the outlook of the ICWA. Freedom of thought is our motto. A book review section is a regular feature of the journal.

This prestigious Quarterly is also indexed in ‘International Political Science Abstracts’ and ‘ABC of Political Science’.

The copyright and all rights of reproduction and translation of material published in ‘India Quarterly’ are reserved by the Council. Application for permission to translate or reproduce any material contained in them should be made to the Editor, India Quarterly.

Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to: The Editor, India Quarterly, at Indian Council of World Affairs, Sapru House, 01, Barakhambha Road, New Delhi 110 001.

Please refer to our Guidelines for Contributors to India Quarterly before submission of your manuscript. Manuscripts should be submitted via email only to or

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 The Editorial Board of ‘India Quarterly’ has the following members:

Editor-in-chief: Shri Nalin Surie, DG, ICWA
Editor: Prof. Madhu Bhalla
Associate Editor: Ms. Rukmani Gupta
Book Review Editor: Dr. Rahul Mishra

Editorial Advisory Board:

  • Amitabh Mattoo, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • C. Raja Mohan, Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi
  • Hiroichi Yamaguchi, Professor (Retd.), Bunkyo University, Japan
  • Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER, New Delhi
  • Jorge Heine, Distinguished Fellow, The Centre for International Governance Innovation, Ontario
  • K. Raghunath, Former Foreign Secretary to the Government of India
  • Lalit Mansingh, Former Foreign Secretary to the Government of India
  • Pushpesh Pant, Professor (Retd.), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • Rajen Harshe, Professor, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
  • Ranabir Samaddar, Director, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, Kolkata
  • Siddharth Varadarajan, Editor, The Hindu
  • Stephen P. Cohen, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC