I.K. Gujral became prime minister after H.D. Devegowda. When he was foreign minister, he gave certain principles related to foreign policy which are popularly known as ‘Gujaral Doctrine’. According to which, with neighbours like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka, India does not ask for reciprocity, but gives and accommodatees what it can in good faith and trust—mutual non-aggression, mutual non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, mutual respect for each other’s territorial integrity, and sovereignty, and equality and mutual benefit and peaceful co-existence.