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      <Volume-Issue>Volume 2, Issue 3</Volume-Issue>
      <Season>Dec 2021-Jan 2022</Season>
      <ArticleType>International Relations</ArticleType>
      <ArticleTitle>Closing the Blindspot between India’s Look East and Look North Policies: Recent Developments in Indo-Mongolian Relations</ArticleTitle>
          <FirstName>Stephen P.</FirstName>
      <Abstract>Despite nearly 75 years of bilateral relations, India and Mongolia’s engagements have been remained negligible throughout much of this time. This has been in part due to a lack of convergence in their shared interests and in part to disparate foreign policy priorities. Even after the Cold War ended and both states sought to expand their international relations, neither state considered the other a serious avenue for further partnership. India’s Look East Policy and Look North Policy, in which it refocused its foreign policy towards South East/East Asia and Central Asia respectively, left Mongolia on the periphery of both regions. Mongolia for its part has adopted a ‘third neighbour’ policy that mostly focused on the USA and Northeast Asian states. However, since 2010, Indo-Mongolian relations have seen a notable surge in engagement, with increased frequency and depth of diplomatic, economic development and military engagements. This paper explores the recent growth in Indo-Mongolian relations in order to identify and explain the factors behind it. Specifically, I posit here that a blend of India’s rise as a regional great power, the growth in Mongolia’s resource sector, and China’s increasing assertiveness has pushed both states into each other’s circles and will likely sustain their engagement into the immediate future.</Abstract>
      <Keywords>India,Mongolia,Look/Act East Policy,Look North Policy,Third Neighbor Policy</Keywords>
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