The Gujral Doctrine is considered to have made a substantial change in the manner in which India’s bilateral relations were conducted with its immediate. Gujral doctrine is the foreign policy of India initiated by Inder Kumar Gujral, the Foreign Minister in Deve Gowda Government in Dec Text of “Aspects of India’s Foreign Policy,” a speech by I.K. Gujral at the Bandaranaike Center For International Studies in Colombo, Sri Lanka on January

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It is ever afternoon there and the summer breezes blow and rustle through the graceful palm trees. For him, the message of the Buddha, that great son of India, and of the world, was a special guide in a world of confusion and bewilderment.

This principle, rigorously observed, would bring to an end confrontations and conflicts between India and PakistanIndia and Sri LankaIndia and Nepal and India and Bangladesh.

We fully support this initiative and we hope it will become a regular feature on the SAARC calendar in the coming years. Archived from the original on 10 April I n just about a year, India is conducting active diplomacy of developmental cooperation with more than 40 countries in the regions close to its immediate South Asian neighbourhood. That was the essence of Gandhiji’s message and mankind will have to appreciate it in order to see and act clearly Archived from the original on 3 December The turn of a century is a kind of natural punctuation mark in human affairs and prompts us to take stock of change that has taken place.

Meanwhile, we remain committed to a free trade area in South Asia by the year if possible, and latest by as has been agreed to by all SAARC countries.

First Principle of Panchsheel- Mutual respect for each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty 5.

All South Asian nations will resolve the dispute through peaceful bilateral negotiations. Archived from the original on 15 December India-Sri Lanka relations thawed as a result, but rebuilding of the close political-strategic relations of the mid-fifties remained only a mutually cherished goal.


May I add Mr. We have shown that we are ready to go that extra mile and take that extra step that can get things moving. India and Sri Gjural are among the very few countries in the developing world that have combined political democracy and free plural societies with rapid economic development, and a great degree of economic and technical modernisation. Gujral dismantled as prime minister over a decade ago will take over a year to rebuild.

We feel that the difficulties faced by various sections of some of the specifically affected populations can be better addressed when there is no conflict raging in the backdrop.

A look at the man who gave India ‘Gujral doctrine ‘ “. The devolution proposals put forward by your Government seem to us to be a reasonable basis for negotiations towards a political solution. Grand Strategy in Pivotal Places. Fourth, all South Asian countries must respect each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.

Sharmawho said Gujral would directly control the CBI and that the pace of investigating many sensational cases “will definitely slacken now.

(Article) Gujral Doctrine

Skip to main content. No South Asian country should allow its territory to be used against the interest of another country of doctrune region. Narayanan refused to sign the recommendation and sent it back to the government for reconsideration.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am firmly of the view that these are the very principles that should form the basis of an international order where different gujjral have to co-exist and cooperate to build a better future for our coming generations.

And so it must be for us as we seek a pathway amid the fog of conflict and competition. He wrote in his autobiography of the doctrine: However, the election was countermanded [4] following complaints of ‘irregularities’.

More importantly, it represented an obligation and a call to duty to stand up firmly for what was right and just. Gujral docrtine the government to inform them of the updates and said it supported the DMK. In this context, I am particularly proud that, in this 50th year of its independence, India will host the Ministerial Conference of the NAM.


It employed reputed American consultants to prepare feasibility reports about hydel projects. On 27 November, he fell unconscious doctrune his yujral output system stopped working. By upholding what was right and just, we, in essence, upheld and reinforced our own independence.

We also seek a more peaceful and secure world for all through genuine and comprehensive disarmament including the total elimination of nuclear weapons. The water sharing with Bangladesh passed without problems in the first three months of And finally, they will settle all their disputes through peaceful bilateral negotiations. Even legal scholars said that Yadav could not escape prosecution. In other doctine Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. Our friendship will also provide an anchor for the security and prosperity of the Indian Ocean region.

What is the Gujral Doctrine of India?

Subsequent to the electionwhen the United Front government was formed under the premiership of H. No South Asian country should allow its territory to be used against the interest of another country of the region. E ven before the official level talks have produced results, a soft thaw has descended on the long-confrontational relationship.

Retrieved 30 November I say with not a little pride that this Treaty has been welcomed, not only in India and Bangladesh, but the world over, and is a clear demonstration of what can be achieved with a little sincerity and lots of determination.

This commitment was reflected even before our independence, when we became an original signatory of the Charter of the United Nations, and thus, a founder member of this Organisation. You have done me a very great honour today, by giving me this opportunity to speak at this Centre dedicated to the memory of the late Mr. We have restructured our policies to encompass these changes, giving a thrust to our ties with our traditional partners such as the US, Russia, the European Union and Japan.