India and It’s Neighbours
India has a long land frontier and coastline. It shares boundaries with Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan, China, Myanmar (Burma),Nepal, and Sri Lanka. India has adopted a foreign policy of neutrality and non-involvement.
With India being situated in a politically sensitive geography, her relations with the neighbours are always characterized by ups and downs.The foreign policy orientations and attitudes of all these countries towards India exercised profound influence on the framers of the India’s foreign policy. On its part India tried to maintain cordial and friendly relations with these countries but has faced considerable difficulties in dealing with some of the neighbouring countries and often they have adopted hostile postures towards India. In her relations with the neighbours, India has been following the five principles of the famous Panchsheel.