Interest and Conflict in International Relations: In Case Of India and the European Union
17 September 2013, 4 pm
The current situation and future predictions indicates about the new balance of power in International Relations. It is very much important to analyse relations between India and the European Union based on historical approach and contemporary relations. In 1957, India strongly disputed against the project of the common European market. India perceived the proposed common European market as a convention or agreement among the European nations with the sole aspiration to agreeing on preferential tariffs. Besides, India did not fully comprehend the European construction and its compliance to integrate through the actions of sovereign nations while India was constructed via the willingness of a centralised government to bring together the various provinces, region and also ethnic groups.
The relations between the European Union and India were set to go a notch higher after the implementation of “Free Trade Area” pact but due to hard discussion and long negotiation process it wasn’t able to implement till 2012, which is expected to enhance the bilateral trade relations between the two entities.
Keywords: Interest, conflict, relations, India, EU, negotiation