Singapore-India Relations: A Return to History

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Creator
  • Ting, Ming Hwa (University of Adelaide, Australia)
Collective Title
  • ASEAS – Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies
    2(2)
Publication Date
2009
Publication Place
Vienna
Contributor
  • SEAS – Gesellschaft für Südostasienwissenschaften / Society for South-East Asian Studies (Editor)
Language
English
Free Keywords
International Relations; Cold War; Collaboration; Singapore; India
Description
  • Abstract

    Michael Leifer observes Singapore-India relations to be ‘diplomatically distant’. This observation was correct during the Cold War when differing political ideologies made it difficult for these two countries to develop close relations. With the end of the Cold War, bilateral relations improved rapidly, especially on the economic front. Consequently, most literature focuses on the economic interaction between them, at the expense of other significant developments on the political, military as well as social and cultural fronts. In order to better understand Singapore-India relations in the present, a well-rounded approach is necessary. Hence, this article addresses this lacuna in the present scholarship by providing a comprehensive overview that takes into account developments in both the areas of high and low politics. In so doing, this article argues that Singapore-India relations are now no longer ‘diplomatically distant’, but instead mirror the close relations they had during the colonial period, and so represent a ‘return to history’ instead.
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    ISSN: 1999-253X (Online) (Text)
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    ISSN: 1999-2521 (Print) (Text)
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    DOI: https://doi.org/10.14764/10.ASEAS-2.2-7 (Text)

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