India's Gradual Rise



India's gradual rise as a new great power can be explained by domestic and international changes. India's economic reforms after 1991 and the end of the Cold War increased its international attractiveness and its room for manoeuvre. India became an important partner not only for the United States and the developing countries but also for China. The growing convergence of ideas and interests with the peer group of great powers has promoted India's gradual rise by a process of co-optation and co-operation into institutions of global governance and great power status.