2nd Edition

India’s Strategic Culture
The Making of National Security Policy

ISBN 9780367257590
Published March 30, 2020 by Routledge India
196 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book provides a comprehensive understanding of the evolution of India’s strategic culture in the era of globalization. It examines dominant themes that have governed India’s foreign and security policy and events which have shaped India’s role in global politics.

The author

  • Examines the traditional and new approaches to diplomacy and the state’s response to internal and external conflicts;
  • Delineates policy pillars which are required to protect the state’s strategic interests and forge new relationships in the current geopolitical climate;
  • Compares the domestic and international security policies followed during the tenures of Narsimha Rao, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh; and
  • Analyzes how the Narendra Modi era has brought on changes in India’s security strategy and the use of soft power and diplomacy.

With extensive additions, drawing on recent developments, this edition of the book will be a key text for scholars, teachers and students of defence and strategic studies, international relations, history, political science and South Asian studies.

Table of Contents

List of Tables. List of Maps. Abbreviations. Preface. Acknowledgements. Map of Asia. Map of South Asia (Physical). Introduction. 1. Strategic Culture 2. India since Independence 3. India: The Application (1947-1991) 4. India: The Application (Post 1991) 5. Internal Security and the Role of the State 6. Beyond Strategic Autonomy: Modi Years 7. India: Strategic Culture and National Security Policy. Bibliography. Index.

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Shrikant Paranjpe is Honorary Adjunct Professor at the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, Savitribai Pule Pune University (Formerly, University of Pune). He is also a Research Fellow, Centre for Military Studies, Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He was a Jawaharlal Nehru National Fellow (ICSSR) and Professor in the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, and Director, Yashwantrao Chavan National Centre of International Security and Defence Analysis (YCNISDA), SPPU. He was a Fulbright Fellow (Postdoctoral, Research) at the George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and a Visiting Professor at Colorado College, Colorado Springs. His publications include India and South Asia since 1971 (1985); US Non-proliferation Policy in Action: South Asia (1987); Parliament and the Making of Indian Foreign Policy: A Study of Nuclear Policy (1997) and Internal Security and Role of the State: Managing Conflicts in India (2019).