India is not a part of any major military alliance, but it has close relations with a number of states, including the Russian Federation, Afghanistan, France, Israel, Bhutan and Bangladesh. The country has a friendly foreign policy and a strategic location, which resulted in amiable foreign relations over the centuries.
Indian foreign policy is dominated by strategic partnerships, a term that defines the country's close relationships with several other nations. The large Indian diaspora contributed to the development of these friendly relations. India has strategic partnerships and bilateral relations with the United States, Japan, Indonesia, South Korea, China and Australia.