Indian Approaches to E-Diplomacy: An Overview

Indian Approaches to E-Diplomacy: An Overview

Sree Krishna Bharadwaj Hotur (National Law School of India University (NLSIU), India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3859-2.ch002

Abstract

Diplomacy refers to the professional activity or skills that are used to manage and strengthen the relations on international or global level. E-diplomacy can be termed as the new mode of conducting diplomacy acts with the help of internet and information and communication technologies (ICTs). In general, we often say that diplomacy is maintained of relations through communication. It is the art of conducting negotiations, forming alliances, discussing treaties, and reaching agreements. This can be done with proper communication which helps maintain a social image. Moreover, communication in diplomacy is that tactful move that ensures that the diplomat smoothly handles the relations with the other parties and makes them do what is needed without harming the interests and profits of either of two or more parties. This ensures peace and eliminates the feeling of ill-will. The chapter sheds light on the emergence of e-diplomacy in India, its advantages, use, and the future uses as well.
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The Approaches Towards Digital Diplomacy

Digital Diplomacy is new in our country. It’s commendable that the government and the society had adapted and utilized this boon of technology in a good sense. As already acknowledged, India has ranked seventh among various countries on the platform of digital diplomacy. But what is the approach of the government towards E- Diplomacy? How the BJP government look at the idea of using social media for maintaining its foreign relations. Below are 25 points which will give a clear picture of the mindset and approach of India towards Digital or E- Diplomacy (Kurbalija, 2016).

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