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India's Military Modernization: Challenges and Prospects

Rajesh Basrur, Ajaya Kumar Das, and Manjeet Singh Pardesi

Abstract

India has emerged as a major power in world politics since the end of the Cold War. The pros and cons of India’s power potential have been debated at length in terms of its economic capacities, expanding strategic horizons, and 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 provides an in-depth analysis of India’s response to changing strategic demands with the evolving political framework, the nature of military modernization, its links to str ... More

Keywords: India, military modernisation, self-reliance, self-sufficiency, deterrence, civil-military, defence industry, offsets, paramilitary, defence relations, defence trade

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780198092384
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092384.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rajesh Basrur, editor
Coordinator, MSc International Relations Programme, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Ajaya Kumar Das, editor
Senior Analyst, South Asia Programme, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Manjeet Singh Pardesi, editor
Lecturer, Political Science and International Relations Programme, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand