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India S Grand Strategy

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Author: Kanti Bajpai
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-08-07
ISBN: 1317559606
Size: 55.78 MB
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 596
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India S Grand Strategy

by Kanti Bajpai, India S Grand Strategy Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download India S Grand Strategy books, As India prepares to take its place in shaping the course of an ‘Asian century’, there are increasing debates about its ‘grand strategy’ and its role in a future world order. This timely and topical book presents a range of historical and contemporary interpretations and case studies on the theme. Drawing upon rich and diverse narratives that have informed India’s strategic discourse, security and foreign policy, it charts a new agenda for strategic thinking on postcolonial India from a non-Western perspective. Comprehensive and insightful, the work will prove indispensable to those in defence and strategic studies, foreign policy, political science, and modern Indian history. It will also interest policy-makers, think-tanks and diplomats.



Deducing India S Grand Strategy Of Regional Hegemony From Historical And Conceptual Perspectives

Deducing India s Grand Strategy of Regional Hegemony from Historical and Conceptual Perspectives PDF
Author: Manjeet Singh Pardesi
Publisher:
Release: 2005
ISBN:
Size: 36.43 MB
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Category : India
Languages : en
Pages : 63
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Deducing India S Grand Strategy Of Regional Hegemony From Historical And Conceptual Perspectives

by Manjeet Singh Pardesi, Deducing India S Grand Strategy Of Regional Hegemony From Historical And Conceptual Perspectives Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Deducing India S Grand Strategy Of Regional Hegemony From Historical And Conceptual Perspectives books, This paper seeks to answer if a rising India will repeat the pattern of all rising great powers since the Napoleonic times by attempting regional hegemony. This research deduces India's grand strategy of regional hegemony from historical and conceptual perspectives. The underlying assumption is that even though India has never consciously and deliberately pursued a grand strategy, its historical experience and geo-stratic environment have substantially conditioned its security behavior and desired goals. To this extent, this research develops a theoretical framework to analyse grand strategy. This framework is then applied to five pan-Indian powers - the Mauryas, the Guptas, the Mughals, British India and the Republic of India - to understand their security behavior. It is discerned that all the five pan-Indian powers studies have demonstrated trends that display remarkable continuity in their security behavior. These trends can then be said to constitute India's grand strategic paradigm and include - (1) A realist drive towards power maximisation due to structural reasons, including the use of force when necessary, under the veneer of morality; (2) Strategic autonomy in its security affairs and strategic unity of South Asia through an attempt to establish regional hegemony in the subcontinent; (3) Warfare as a part of statecraft as opposed to exclusive realm of the military, and with a tendency to dominate, assimilate or accommodate opponents, as opposed to decisively destroying them; (4) a defensive strategic orientation against extra-regional powers and with a strategic orientation of "offensive defence" in the subcontinent; and (5) a remarkable ability to gradually adapt to changing political and military trends while remaining consistent in the strategic trends mentioned above. On the basis of these trends it is concluded that a ridsing India will behave in accordance with the core features of the theory of offensive realism. As India becomes wealthy, it will work towards maximising its political and military power; will avoid alliances that curb its strategic autonomy; will seek regional hegemony in South Asia and the Indian Ocean Region, and will resist extra-regional influence in these regions; and will seek to become an extra-regional power in the Middle East, Central Asia and Southeast Asia.-p.ii.



India S Grand Strategy And Foreign Policy

India s Grand Strategy and Foreign Policy PDF
Author: Bernhard Beitelmair-Berini
Publisher:
Release: 2021
ISBN: 9780367553449
Size: 46.49 MB
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Category : India
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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India S Grand Strategy And Foreign Policy

by Bernhard Beitelmair-Berini, India S Grand Strategy And Foreign Policy Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download India S Grand Strategy And Foreign Policy books, The book explores the competing grand strategic worldviews shaping India's foreign and security policies by analyzing the interaction between normative modern International Relations theories and vernacular concepts of statecraft and strategy. To assess the diverse competing ideas which characterize India's debates on grand strategy and foreign policy, the author presents the subculture-cleavage model of grand strategic thought. This innovative analytical framework reveals the complexities of India's strategic pluralism and offers the building blocks for a systematic analysis of grand strategy formation. The book demonstrates that the strategic paradigms, or strategic subcultures, are marked by contending ideas of Indian statehood and civilization, held by policymakers and the informed public, and are a result of ideology-driven perceptions of the country's strategic environment. The author argues that the apparent hybridization and stretching of modern and traditional concepts of international relations in India has become a widespread feature of Indian foreign policy to meet the needs of state formation and nation-building. A unique approach to organising and understanding the debates and discourse in Indian strategic thinking, the book will be of interest to specialists and students in the field of International Relations, political theory, South Asian Studies and India's foreign and security policy.



Comparative Grand Strategy

Comparative Grand Strategy PDF
Author: Thierry Balzacq
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release: 2019-05-28
ISBN: 0198840845
Size: 30.54 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 368
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Comparative Grand Strategy

by Thierry Balzacq, Comparative Grand Strategy Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Comparative Grand Strategy books, This book develops a new approach in explaining how a nation's Grand Strategy is constituted, how to assess its merits, and how grand strategies may be comparatively evaluated within a broader framework. The volume responds to three key problems common to both academia and policymaking. First, the literature on the concept of grand strategy generally focuses on the United States, offering no framework for comparative analysis. Indeed, many proponents of US grand strategy suggest that the concept can only be applied, at most, to a very few great powers such as China and Russia. Second, characteristically it remains prescriptive rather than explanatory, ignoring the central conundrum of why differing countries respond in contrasting ways to similar pressures. Third, it often understates the significance of domestic politics and policymaking in the formulation of grand strategies - emphasizing mainly systemic pressures. This book addresses these problems. It seeks to analyze and explain grand strategies through the intersection of domestic and international politics in ten countries grouped distinctively as great powers (The G5), regional powers (Brazil and India) and pivotal powers hostile to each other who are able to destabilize the global system (Iran, Israel, and Saudi Arabia). The book thus employs a comparative framework that describes and explains why and how domestic actors and mechanisms, coupled with external pressures, create specific national strategies. Overall, the book aims to fashion a valid, cross-contextual framework for an emerging research program on grand strategic analysis.



Domestic Political Change And Grand Strategy

Domestic Political Change and Grand Strategy PDF
Author: Ashley J. Tellis
Publisher: NBR
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN: 0971393885
Size: 22.96 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 443
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Domestic Political Change And Grand Strategy

by Ashley J. Tellis, Domestic Political Change And Grand Strategy Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Domestic Political Change And Grand Strategy books, Based upon work supported by the Department of Energy (National Nuclear Security Administration) under Award Number DE-FG52-03SF22724.



Jihad As Grand Strategy

Jihad As Grand Strategy PDF
Author: Paul Kapur
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2016-11-01
ISBN: 0199768528
Size: 68.53 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 184
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Jihad As Grand Strategy

by Paul Kapur, Jihad As Grand Strategy Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Jihad As Grand Strategy books, Islamist militants based in Pakistan have played a major role in terrorism around the world and pose a significant threat to regional and international security. Although the Pakistan-militant connection has received widespread attention only in recent years, it is not a new phenomenon. Pakistan has, since its inception in the wake of World War II, used Islamist militants to wage jihad in order to compensate for severe political and material weakness. This use of militancy has become so important that it is now a central component of Pakistani grand strategy; supporting jihad is one of the principal means by which the Pakistani state seeks to produce security for itself. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the strategy has not been wholly disastrous. It has achieved important domestic and international successes, enabling Pakistan to confront stronger adversaries and shape its strategic environment without the costs and risks of direct combat, and to help promote internal cohesion to compensate for its weak domestic political foundations. Recently, however, these successes of Pakistan's militant strategy have given way to serious problems. The militant organizations that Pakistan nurtured over the decades are increasingly exceeding its control; continued support for jihad diverts scarce resources from pressing domestic projects, impeding the country's internal development; and the militant campaign's repeated provocations have led India to adopt a more aggressive conventional military posture. As Paul Kapur shows in Jihad as Grand Strategy, these developments significantly undermine Pakistani interests, threatening to leave it less politically cohesive and externally secure than it was before. Thus, despite its past benefits, the strategy has outlived its utility, and Pakistan will have to abandon it in order to avoid catastrophe. This will require not simply a change of policy, but a thoroughgoing reconceptualization of the Pakistani state.



Grand Strategy For India

Grand Strategy for India PDF
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 2012
ISBN: 9788182746572
Size: 45.66 MB
Format: PDF
Category : India
Languages : en
Pages : 335
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Grand Strategy For India

by , Grand Strategy For India Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Grand Strategy For India books, Papers presented at the four-day international conference on India's national security strategy, held at Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses during 20-23 December 2010.



The Long View From Delhi

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Author: Raja Menon
Publisher:
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9788171888009
Size: 29.64 MB
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 182
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The Long View From Delhi

by Raja Menon, The Long View From Delhi Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Long View From Delhi books, Analyzing some of the major influences on foreign and security policy in India, this synthesis of insights assesses emerging global scenarios from an Indian perspective and details their likely impact on India's current and future national interests. This study first uses the Net Assessment method to detail the scenarios that the country will face in 2020 and then utilizes a transparent method to build three scenarios that India could face and compares them to other situations created by the United States National Intelligence Council and a group of Indian Practitioners. Closing with a possible foreign policy strategy, this reference clearly explains the choices that await a rising India.



Second Strike

Second Strike PDF
Author: Rajesh Rajagopalan
Publisher: Viking
Release: 2005
ISBN:
Size: 66.51 MB
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Category : India
Languages : en
Pages : 237
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Second Strike

by Rajesh Rajagopalan, Second Strike Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Second Strike books, In May 1998 India tested a series of nuclear devices in Pokharan. Two weeks later Pakistan announced a matching series of its own tests. A year later, when the two countries had a bitter confrontation in Kargil, the worst fears of 'proliferation pessimists' appeared to be coming true. The alarm bells have never really stopped ringing since then. In Second Strike Rajesh Rajagopalan challenges much of the conventional wisdom on the perceived nuclear danger in the region and suggests that the nuclear situation in South Asia is far less dangerous, and much more stable, than it is generally given credit for. Presenting a threefold case, the author focuses on the impact of nuclear doctrines on stability, a hitherto neglected aspect of the nuclear debate, and argues that Indian and Pakistani doctrines reduce the pressures on the two nuclear forces. Next, he presents the view that the doctrines of the two countries lessen the likelihood of accidents and other dangers such as terrorists stealing nuclear weapons. - the crucial role played by political leaders - and contends that political leaders tighten control over nuclear weapons in critical situations.