Chapter 4: From pessimism to accommodation: Indias stand and practice on unilateral sanctions
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The chapter discusses the Indian position on unilateral sanctions and touches upon the Western and Non-Western views on the measure. India has emerged from being a state under sanctions to a rising power whose support is essential to sustain many Western sanctions regimes. However, it has remained averse to unilateral sanctions. The chapter argues that India’s opposition to unilateral sanctions comes from its own experience as a sanctionee as well as the secondary use of the measure, which restrains engagement of other states with the primary target. Yet, as Indian interests grow throughout the world, New Delhi will find that sanctions can be a potent tool of statecraft that it can use itself while pursuing its foreign and security policy goals.

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