Journal of Defence Studies, Vol. 12, No. 3, July-September 2018
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  • This issue features an analysis of how China uses sharp power to promote national interests; Kautilya’s Arthashastra, strategic culture and grand strategic preferences; and India’s potential for defence diplomacy with Southeast Asia. Also included is a commentary on the emerging India-Indonesia comprehensive strategic partnership and five book reviews.




    From Smart Power to Sharp Power: How China Promotes her National Interests
    -- Mandip Singh

    Kautilya’s Arthashastra: Indian Strategic Culture and Grand Strategic Preferences
    -- Kajari Kamal

    India’s Defence Diplomacy with Southeast Asia: An Impetus to Act East
    -- Vignesh Ram


    Emerging India-Indonesia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership
    -- Udai Bhanu Singh

    Book Reviews

    Mission Overseas: Daring Operations by the Indian Military, by Sushant Singh
    -- Ghanshyam Katoch
    Army and Nation: The Military and Indian Democracy since Independence, by Steven I. Wilkinson
    -- Kartik Bommakanti
    Indian Aircraft Industry: Possible Innovations for Success in the Twenty-First Century, by Vivek Kapur
    -- Kishore Kumar Khera
    The Great Game in Afghanistan: Rajiv Gandhi, General Zia, and the Unending War, by Kallol Bhattacherjee
    -- N. Bahri
    The Battlefields of Imphal: The Second World War and North East India, by Hemant Singh Katoch
    -- Y.M. Bammi