Indias National Security: A Reader

Hardcover | July 15, 2013

EditorKanti P. Bajpai, Harsh V. Pant

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In this timely volume, two leading experts on India's national security bring together some of the best writings on the subject by prominent scholars of international acclaim. It explores the conceptions of national security and security practices prevalent in India; and the ways in which theywill be consequential not only for its people, but for South Asia broadly and for the world as a whole. In four sections, this volume analyses: India's internal security, with a special focus on insurgency and terrorism; the nuclear history of the country from 1947 to the nuclear tests of 1998; keybilateral and regional relationships; and a vital but neglected topic - the nature of and need for defence reforms.

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In this timely volume, two leading experts on India's national security bring together some of the best writings on the subject by prominent scholars of international acclaim. It explores the conceptions of national security and security practices prevalent in India; and the ways in which theywill be consequential not only for its peop...

Kanti P. Bajpai is Professor and Vice Dean Research at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, Singapore. Harsh V. Pant is Reader, International Relations in the Department of Defence Studies at King's College London.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.1 inPublished:July 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198081758

ISBN - 13:9780198081753

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List of Tables and FiguresPublisher's AcknowledgementsKanti P. Bajpai and Harsh V. Pant: IntroductionPart I: Insurgency, Terrorism, and State Responses1. Rajesh Rajagopalan: Evolution of the Indian Army's Counterinsurgency Doctrine2. K.P.S. Gill: Endgame in Punjab: 1988-933. Praveen Swami: Terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir in Theory and Practice4. Bethany Lacina: Does Counterinsurgency Theory Apply in Northeast India?5. Ajai Sahni: 'Naxalism': The Retreat of Civil GovernancePart II: Nuclear History6. Bharat Karnad: The Cultural Context of Moralpolitik: The Traditional Indian Statecraft, Mahatma Gandhi, and the Atom Bomb7. K. Subrahmanyam: Indian Nuclear Policy: 1964-98 - A Personal Recollection8. George Perkovich: The Bombs That Roared: 1998Part III: Nuclear Weapons and Strategic Stability9. Sumit Ganguly: Nuclear Stability in South Asia10. S. Paul Kapur: Ten Years of Instability in a Nuclear South Asia11. Walter C. Ladwig III: A Cold Start for Hot Wars? The Indian Army's New Limited War DoctrinePart IV: Defence Reforms12. Anit Mukherjee: Failing to Deliver: Post-crises Defence Reforms in India, 1998-2010About the Editors and ContributorsIndex