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India Perspectives is the flagship publication of the Ministry of External Affairs. Richly illustrated, this magazine provides our readers with an insight into India’s culture and tradition along with elements of contemporary India.

January - February 2017, Vol. 31, Issue 1

The superstar of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan, is lending his voice to the cause of women's rights in real life as well as through his films. In this issue of India Perspectives, we bring you a dialogue with the man who reigns supreme as an Indian cinematic icon. 

We also take note of the significant steps taken at the 6th Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process (HoA-IP) which was held in the holy city of Amritsar in Punjab in early December 2016. 
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November - December 2016, Vol. 30, Issue 6

India hosted the 8th BRICS Summit in Goa where Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a peaceful, balanced and stable world and told the BRICS leaders that it should be driven by people-to-people contact led by the youth of the five nations. In this issue we do a review of the far reaching decisions taken at the BRICS and BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summits. 
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September - October 2016, Vol. 30, Issue 5

Visits by India President, Vice President and Prime Minister to the African continent this year underline the nation’s commitment to partner in the ongoing resurgence of Africa. Under our Partnership section, we reveal how Afro-optimism is still the dominant sentiment with some of the world’s fastest growing economies humming and thriving in the African continent. 
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July-August 2016, Vol. 30, Issue 4

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visits to United States of America, Iran and Afghanistan in the months of May and June witnessed a number of advances on the foreign policy front. The Indian Prime Minister’s visit to USA signalled a new era in the India-US relations and built upon the progress achieved in providing new vigour and momentum to the strategic partnership between the two countries. PM Modi’s visit to Iran saw signing of a number of agreements including the pact to develop the strategic Chahabar Port where India would invest US$ 500 million. 
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May-June 2016, Vol. 30, Issue 3

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s maiden visit to the Gulfs most powerful economy, Saudi Arabia, the first by an Indian PM after six years,has put India-Saudi Arabian Strategic, economic and energy ties onto a higher trajectory, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Saud and PM Modi had met in November 2014 on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Brisbane and thereafter, the two countries have been constantly trying to forge a dynamic relationship, Oppotunities in areas like petroleum, renewable energy, infrastructure, defence, banking and agriculture were explored and deliberated upon during the recent trip. 
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March-April 2016, Vol. 30, Issue 2

The long-standing civilisational relationship between India and France dates back from the Mughal rule to the days when thousands of Indian soldiers defended French territory during the two world wars. The relationship was further strengthened by the principled support of the French for India and its sovereign concerns in times of crises. Today, fighting climate change is an important part of the India-France bilateral agenda. On his second visit to India, the President of France, Mr. Francois Hollande, inaugurated the secretariat of the Solar Alliance, yet another achievement from the Paris Summit, in Gurgaon. The focus is on delivering the goals and promises that have been set for 2020 and thereafter. 
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January-February 2016,​ Vol. 30, Issue 1

As India gets ready to celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, we take this opportunity to pay tribute to the renowned jurist and visionary through this issue of India Perspectives. We trace the glorious legacy of the messiah of the downtrodden and highlight his contribution to the Constitution of India through the Tribute pages. In the Milestone section, we talk about Indian Constitution, the longest of any sovereign nation in the world, that provides a comprehensive and dynamic framework to govern and guide the nation, keeping in view India's unique social, cultural and religious diversity. 
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