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India in Détente

  • Robert Bradnock
Part of the St Antony’s/Macmillan Series book series

Abstract

Détente has been in the vocabulary of global geopolitics for over two decades, but the dramatic changes which have swept the Soviet Union and its allies since President Gorbachev took office have transformed the realities of global relations with a speed and on a scale which belies the subdued tone of the word itself. In doing so they have raised fundamental questions as to the whole course of the world’s political relations.

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Foreign Policy Indian Government South Asian Region Peaceful Coexistence International Development Association 
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Notes

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    ‘Foreign aid’ may be variously defined. Little and Clifford have suggested that strictly the term ‘should refer only to the subsidy implicitly involved in the flow of resources’ but in fact follow the accepted practice of using the term to mean ‘the nominal value of the direct and indirect flow of financial and other resources from governments of rich countries to those of poor countries.’ (I. M. Little and J. M. Clifford, International Aid [London: Allen & Unwin, 1965], p. 13). The figures used here, published by Lipton and Toye (see below, n. 33), are based on the World Bank definition of Official Development Assistance (ODA), which ‘consists of net disbursements made at concessional financial terms by official agencies of the members of the Development Assistance Committee of the OECD and of OPEC with the objective of promoting economic development and welfare. While this definition aims at excluding purely military assistance, the borderline is sometimes blurred ... It includes the value of technical co-operation and assistance’. World Development Report 1988, p. 298.Google Scholar
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