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  • Grand Strategy for India 2020 and Beyond

    Grand Strategy for India 2020 and Beyond
    Editor
    2012

    Publisher: Pentagon Security International
    ISBN: 978-81-8274-657-2
    Price: Rs. 995/- [Download E-Copy] [Buy Now]

    About the Book

    This volume presents perspectives on cross-cutting issues of importance to India’s grand strategy in the second decade of the 21st century.

    Twenty-five specialists drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds provide incisive arguments for framing grand strategy in a complex world. Authors provide expert perspectives on wide ranging security concerns including India’s domestic socio-economic concerns; need for reforms in military institutions; India’s regional and global foreign policy; and global commons issues. The volume also addresses emerging security threats such as left wing extremism, international terrorism, climate change and energy security, and the impact of these issue areas in framing of strategy for India.

    The authors in this volume address the following important questions: What might India do to build a cohesive and peaceful domestic order in the coming decades? What should be India's China and Pakistan strategy? How could India foster a consensus on the global commons that serve India’s interests and values? What strategic framework will optimise India’s efforts to foster a stable and peaceful neighbourhood?

    Contents

    Foreword
    Acknowledgements
    Contributors
    Introduction

    1. Grand Strategy for the First Half of the 21st Century
    -- K. Subrahmanyam
    2. Strategic Challenges and Risks in a Globalising World: An Indian Perspective
    -- N.S. Sisodia
    3. The Global Commons and India’s National Security Strategy
    -- Kanti Bajpai
    4. Grand Ideology, Bland Strategy
    -- Rahul Sagar
    5. Reforming the Military Institutions and National Security Strategy
    -- Rumel Dahiya
    6. The Maritime Dimension in India’s National Strategy
    -- Sarabjeet Singh Parmar
    7. Left Wing Extremism—Challenges and Approach
    -- Vivek Chadha
    8. Thinking about Counter Terrorism in India’s National Strategy
    -- S. Kalyanaraman
    9. International Terrorism and National Security Strategy
    -- Deepa Prakash
    10. Nuclear Weapons and India’s National Security Strategy
    -- Rajesh Basrur
    11. Nuclear Doctrine and Conflict
    -- Ali Ahmed
    12. Strategic Implications of Human Capital Today
    -- G. Balatchandirane
    13. Economic Policy Dimensions of India’s International Strategy
    -- Ajay Shah
    14. Contemporary Health Security Challenges, and National Strategies
    -- Rajib Dasgupta
    15. South Asia in India’s National Security Strategy
    -- Arvind Gupta
    16. A Note on the China-India-US Triangle and India’s Strategy
    -- Tanvi Madan
    17. Dealing with the Endgame: India and the Af-Pak Puzzle
    -- Rudra Chaudhuri
    18. Nation Building in Afghanistan and India’s National Strategy
    -- Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
    19. Russia in India’s National Strategy
    -- Smita Purushottam
    20. Europe in Indian Strategy
    -- Dhruva Jaishankar
    21. One World 2020: A Decade-long Vision for India’s Relations with the United Nations
    -- Manu Bhagavan
    22. India and United Nations Peacekeeping: A 2020 Perspective
    -- Satish Nambiar
    23. Energy in India’s National Security Strategy
    -- Devika Sharma
    24. Climate Change and India’s National Strategy
    -- Sandeep Sengupta
    25. Water Diplomacy and India’s National Strategy
    -- Medha Bisht
    Index


    About the Editors

    Krishnappa Venkatshamy
    Research Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA). His research interests include India’s grand strategy, global governance, security politics of Israel and comparative strategic cultures. His recent publications include- Global Power Shifts and Strategic Transition in Asia (ed.), Academic Foundation, 2009, India’s Grand Strategic Thought and Practice*(ed.), Routledge, (forthcoming November 2012). He previously led the IDSA National Strategy Project (INSP). He is currently leading the Strategic Trends 2050 Project, an interdisciplinary study of long-term strategic futures, sponsored by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

    Princy George
    Research Associate at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) and works with the Africa, Latin America, Caribbean and UN Centre and the IDSA National Strategy Project. Her current research focuses on the recent Arab revolutions, and the impacts of these on the region and the Western Sahel states. Her other research interests include India’s grand strategy and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


    About the Contributors

    Ali Ahmed, Assistant Professor at the Nelson Mandela Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
    Kanti Bajpai, Teaches at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
    G. Balatchandirane, Teaches economic history at the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi
    Rajesh M. Basrur, Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
    Manu Bhagavan, Associate Professor in the Department of History, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, the City University of New York
    Medha Bisht, Associate Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
    Vivek Chadha, Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
    Rudra Chaudhuri, Lecturer (South Asian Security and Strategic Studies) at the Department of War Studies and the India Institute, King’s College London
    Rumel Dahiya, Deputy Director-General of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
    Rajib Dasgupta, Associate Professor at the Center of Social Medicine & Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    Shanthie Mariet D’Souza, Research Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore
    Arvind Gupta, Director General of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
    Dhruva Jaishankar, Program Officer with the Asia Program of the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Washington DC
    S. Kalyanraman, Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
    Tanvi Madan, Doctoral candidate of Public Policy at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin
    Satish Nambiar, Distinguished Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
    Sarabjeet Singh Parmar, Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
    Deepa Prakash, Instructor of Political Science at Depauw University, Indiana
    Smita Purushottam, India’s Ambassador to Venezuela
    Rahul Sagar, Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics at Princeton University
    Sandeep Sengupta, Doctoral candidate in International Relations at Oxford University
    Ajay Shah, Co-leads the Macro/Finance Group at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi
    Devika Sharma, Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi
    N.S. Sisodia, Former Director-General of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
    K. Subrahmanyam, Former Director of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

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