IJSRP, Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2021 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
The article attempts to discuss the regional dimension of democracy promotion in India’s foreign policy. While there have been many studies on different aspects of his foreign policy, the article attempts to focus the democracy promotion dimension with special reference to South Asia. The major aim is to analyse the changing nature of democracy promotion, after decades of negligence and hesitation. The paper focuses mainly on the first one and decade of twenty-first century. The study concentrates on the changes occurred in the democracy promotion policy of Vajpayee government and Manmohan governments. How much continuities are there or how far has it gone in a distinctive way? These questions will be addressed in the article. As part of this, the foreign policy approach towards South Asian countries except Pakistan will be discussed here.