Q. “Gujral Doctrine” is often seen in news is related to?

[A] National integration policy

[B] Space policy

[C] Foreign policy

[D] Agricultural policy

Answer: C

Explanation: The Gujral Doctrine is a milestone in India’s foreign policy. It was propounded and initiated in 1996 by I.K. Gujral, the then Foreign Minister in the Deve Gowda Government.

  • The doctrine advocates that India, being the biggest country in South Asia, should extend unilateral concessions to the smaller neighbours.
  • In other words, the doctrine is formulated on India’s accommodating approach towards its smaller neighbours on the basis of the principle of non-reciprocity.
  • It recognises the supreme importance of friendly and cordial relations with India’s neighbours.

Source: Laxmikanth Polity