The Oxford Handbook of India's National Security

The Oxford Handbook of India's National Security

By: Sumit Ganguly (editor), Nicolas Blarel (editor), Manjeet Pardesi (editor)Hardback

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India faces an array of national security challenges. Externally, they range from geopolitical tensions and territorial disputes with China and Pakistan, nuclear deterrence, and state-sponsored/backed cross-border terrorism to the internal security issues related to secessionism, counter-insurgency, Naxalism, and ethnic conflict. In recent decades, the national security agenda has been expanded to include issues related to economics, environment, development, and transnational criminal activities. More than two decades of rapid economic growth has also added energy security to the national security matrix. Concomitant with its economic rise, India's national security agenda also includes a more proactive vision for the wider Asian region, including the Indian Ocean, with implications for power projection, and for India's contributions to global peacekeeping missions through the United Nations. This handbook is the first comprehensive analysis of all these national security challenges, traditional and non-traditional, facing India. With contributions from some of the leading and rising scholars from across the world, the essays cover a wide range of topics and issues including the colonial legacy, realist/liberal/constructivist approaches to national security, India's wars, strategic culture, conventional military challenges including issues of military modernization and defence-industrial challenges, nuclear security, the role of space, cybersecurity, terrorism, insurgencies, the role of the intelligence agencies, civil-military relations, and the relationship between national security and state-making in India.

About Author

Sumit Ganguly, Rabindranath Tagore Chair in Indian Cultures and Civilizations and Professor of Political Science, Indiana University, Manjeet Pardesi, Senior lecturer in International Relations, Victoria University of Wellington, Nicolas Blarel, Assistant professor of International Relations, Leiden University Sumit Ganguly is Rabindranath Tagore Chair in Indian Cultures and Civilizations and Professor of Political Science, Indiana University, Bloomington. Manjeet Pardesi is senior lecturer in International Relations, Victoria University of Wellington. Nicolas Blarel is assistant professor of International Relations at Leiden University.


List of Contributors Introduction Sumit Ganguly, Manjeet Pardesi, and Nicolas Blarel 1. India's National Security: A Neo-classical Realist Account Sumit Ganguly India's National Security: A Liberal Account Ian Hall 2. India's National Security: A Constructivist Account Siddharth Mallavarapu 3. The Colonial Legacy and National Security Kaushik Roy 4. India's Wars S. Paul Kapur 5. India's Conventional Military Strategy Manjeet S. Pardesi 6. India's Defence Industrial Base: Decay and Reform Richard A. Bitzinger 7. India's Nuclear Trajectory: New Directions Amid Enduring Myths Gaurav Kampani 8. Civil-Military Relations Steven I. Wilkinson 9. Indian National Security and Indian State Capacity William R. Thompson 10. Insurgencies in India: Origins and Causes Shivaji Mukherjee 11. Counterinsurgency in India Paul Staniland 12. India's Experience with Terrorism Rashmi Singh 13. The Role of Intelligence in Indian Security Policy Prem Mahadevan 14. India's Pursuit of Economic Security Rani D. Mullen 15. Environmental Security in India Sumona DasGupta 16. Regional Migration and Indian Security Kavita R. Khory 17. Building Resilience: India's Cyber Security, 2000-16 Hannes Ebert 18. Transnational Organized Crime Rahul Mediratta 19. Indian Military Modernization Shashank Joshi 20. India's Strategic Culture(s) Nicolas Blarel 21. India and United Nations Peacekeeping Geetanjali Chopra and David M. Malone 22. India's Space Ambitions and Capabilities Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan 23. India's Energy Security: An Assessment of India's International Quest for Energy Sources Isabelle Saint-Mezard 24. The Expansion of India's Security Sphere David Brewster Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780199480135
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 588
  • ID: 9780199480135
  • weight: 1106
  • ISBN10: 0199480133

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