India's Military Modernization: Challenges and Prospects (Oxford International Relations in South Asia)

India's Military Modernization: Challenges and Prospects (Oxford International Relations in South Asia)

By: Ajaya Kumar Das (editor), Manjeet Singh Pardesi (editor), Rajesh Basrur (editor)Hardback

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The end of the Cold War era marked a watershed in India's strategic history as it began to shift its strategic worldview from that of a relatively weak player with a defensive worldview to that of a more confident emerging power. The pros and cons of India's power potential have been debated at length in terms of its economic capacities, its expanding strategic horizons, and its internal strengths and weaknesses. But there has been relatively little detailed investigation of its military forces and the ways in which they have responded to the changing environment. This book aims to look closely at the modernization of the Indian armed forces and to ask: How have the Indian armed forces sought to mould themselves in response to the demands of an entirely new strategic setting? How do they view their roles in an increasingly complex world marked by a tightening web of interactions and its attendant frictions? Is the process of modernization under way in tune with the needs of the armed forces and the overall strategic approach of policy makers?

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About Author

Rajesh Basrur is Professor of International Relations; Coordinator South Asia Programme; and Cordinator, MSc International Relations programme at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Ajaya Kumar Das is a PhD candidate at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Manjeet S Pardesi is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ; 1. INTRODUCTION, RAJESH BASRUR, AJAYA KUMAR DAS, AND MANJEET S. PARDESI ; 2. THE NAVY IN INDIA'S SOCIO-ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT, ASHOK SAWHNEY ; 3. THE INDIAN AIR FORCE TOMORROW: CHALLENGES, PRAMOD K. MEHRA ; 4. INDIA'S NUCLEAR FORCES: DOCTRINE AND OPERATIONALIZATION, GURMEET KANWAL ; 5. INDIAN DEFENCE INDUSTRY: STRUGGLING WITH CHANGE, RICHARD A. BITZINGER ; 6. INDIA'S DEFENCE ACQUISITION AND OFFSET STRATEGY, RON MATTHEWS AND ALMA LOZANO ; 7. INTERNAL SECURITY CHALLENGES AND THE ROLE OF THE CENTRAL ARMED POLICE FORCES, BIBHU PRASAD ROUTRAY ; 8. CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONS AND MILITARY EFFECTIVENESS IN INDIA, ANIT MUKHERJEE ; 9. THE INDO-US DEFENCE RELATIONSHIP: PROSPECTS AND LIMITATIONS, MANJEET S. PARDESI ; 10. INDO-RUSSIAN DEFENCE TIES: AN OVERDEPENDENCE DILEMMA, P. L. DASH ; AFTERWORD: INDIA'S MILITARY AS A STABILIZER, PRAKASH MENON ; ABOUT THE EDITORS AND CONTRIBUTORS ; INDEX

Product Details

  • publication date: 09/01/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780198092384
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 346
  • ID: 9780198092384
  • weight: 504
  • ISBN10: 0198092385

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