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8. Diplomatic & Consular Relations | India
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8.1 Establishing Diplomatic and Consular Relations

India has had a well-established tradition of diplomacy since the ancient ages. Arthshastra of Kautilya around 300 BCE, was one the most comprehensive documents on diplomatic practice in the ancient India. Apart from delineating different policies to be followed by the states in maintaining their relations with foreign states, Arthshastra provides for the classification of envoys, their dutie…

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Anand, Pushkar, “8. Diplomatic & Consular Relations | India”, in: Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia Online, General Editor: Seokwoo Lee. Consulted online on 05 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2772-8161_EPIL_COM_3046>
First published online: 2021
First print edition: 20210922

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