India’s Changing Geopolitical Code: an Attempt at Analysis

Document Type : Original Article


1 -Full Professor of Political Geography, Patna University, Patna, Bihar, India

2 Assistant Professor of Political Geography, Patna University, India

3 - Research Scholar, Department of Geography, Patna University


The study attempts to enquire into reasons leading to changes in India’s geopolitical code, from non-aligned approach to one of hegemonic and domination, not only at the regional level, but also at the global level. With the world becoming multi-polar, the non-aligned code of the Nehruvian legacy became redundant. India has emerged as one of the poles. Consistent threats and pressures from the smaller and larger neighbours have necessarily compelled India to re-shape her geopolitical code to one of ‘restraint’ hostility. And this, probably, made India an acknowledged power, from a regional power to a ‘weltmacht.’