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IJSTR >> Volume 8 - Issue 11, November 2019 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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International Negotiation Through Foreign Aid: India’s Aid To Afghanistan

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Anusmita Dutta



India- Afghanistan relation, International Negotiation, Aid Diplomacy



This paper delves into the concept of foreign aid and its theoretical understanding with an objective to eventually decode India’s policy of aid to Afghanistan. The concept of foreign aid, which began as a temporary expedient of Cold War diplomacy, has in the present day evolved into a virtually universal norm. Besides dealing with the scholarly interpretations of this potent political symbol, the clear intention here is to recover the subtlety present in India’s aid to Afghanistan. India being one of the largest donor of aid to conflict-ridden Afghanistan impede intellectual inquiry to decipher the calculations driven by geo-political and strategic aspirations. What are the drivers behind India providing aid to Afghanistan? What are the sectors India is investing in, the volume, size and the structure and its impact? The historical legacy of this aid program and the rationale behind it is also part of this inquiry. While doing so the paper seeks to comprehend India’s aid program and its unique characteristics compared to other aid donors. The understanding of the South-South cooperation in this aid programme of India is also delineated, as different from the West-centric debate of North-South cooperation in aid giving.



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