Indias Military Modernization: Strategic Technologies and Weapons Systems

Hardcover | March 19, 2015

EditorRajesh Basrur, Bharath Gopalaswamy

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Development of defence strategies in India has been slow and uneven due to the absence of a clear direction from the highest levels of government and the non-inclusion of the military in strategic decision-making. Focusing on the relative strengths of the state and society in this area, thisvolume provides a comprehensive assessment of the current situation and points to policy-relevant adjustments and changes necessary to future-proof India's defence preparedness. It also maps both continuity and change in India's evolving strategic capabilities.Belonging to the Oxford International Relations in South Asia series, this volume is the second part of a two-part project on Indian military modernization. While the first part focused mainly on India's conventional military modernization, the second part analyses the country's progress in advancedtechnologies: cruise missiles, nuclear weapons, anti-satellite weapons, missile defence, and information-based warfare.South Asia has acquired a strategic role and importance in the rapidly evolving global and political scenario. The present series analyses foreign and security policies in the region.

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Development of defence strategies in India has been slow and uneven due to the absence of a clear direction from the highest levels of government and the non-inclusion of the military in strategic decision-making. Focusing on the relative strengths of the state and society in this area, thisvolume provides a comprehensive assessment of...

Rajesh Basrur is Professor of International Relations and Coordinator of the South Asia Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Bharath Gopalaswamy is Deputy Director of the South Asia Center, Atlantic Council, USA.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:276 pagesPublished:March 19, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of Tables and FiguresList of AbbreviationsRajesh Basrur and Bharath Gopalaswamy: Introduction1. Kartik Bommakanti: Innovation in Strategic Technologies: India's Experience in Conceptual and Historical Context2. Bibhu Prasad Routray: The Skewed Balance: Technologists' Dominance in India's Military Modernization3. T. S. Gopi Rethinaraj: India's Nuclear Weaponization: Warheads, Delivery Systems, and Doctrinal Compatibility4. Gaurav Kampani: India's Operational Nuclear Policy: The Gap between Theory, Practice and Credibility5. Victoria Samson: Changing Priorities for the Indian Military in Space6. Bharath Gopalaswamy: India and Space Security7. Probal Kumar Ghosh: Indian Options for an Effective Ballistic Missile Defence System8. Kalyan M. Kemburi and Richard A. Bitzinger: Cruise Missiles in India: Key Operational and Technological Issues9. Jaganath Sankaran: Adaptation of Information Superiority in the Indian Armed ForcesIndexNotes on Editors and Contributors