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Illuminating the new age ahead of us. The great interest in the economic activities in India. India's food situation, her effort to create new industries, her Five-Year Plan and other like subjects better appreciated than her foreign policy. Details of India's foreign policy and reasons for it. Some characteristics of foreign policy. The foreign policy of India ultimately based on the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and in spirit going back to the ancient traditions of India. Some history of the development of India's foreign policy. A discussion of Indian policy divided into three parts according to the region. India's policy towards western democracies. The doctrine of non-involvement. The dual desire for peace and independence; how these are sought. Why India and neighbouring nations suspect foreign influence. India's international relations still adhering to the Commonwealth of which she was a member before her independence. India's welcome of the formation of the United Nations in 1945 as in accord with her own principles and desires. No proof of any partisanship with the communist world on the part of India. Recently developed five principles which go under the collective name, in Sanskrit, of "Panch Shila" for India. India's policy in international affairs summarized as a policy of peace. India's advocation of gradual disarmament and the abandonment of hydrogen bomb experiments. India's cooperation with Canada to bring about a lessening of tension in the world.