1st Edition

New Great Game in the Indo-Pacific Rediscovering India’s Pragmatism and Paradoxes

    232 Pages
    by Routledge India

    232 Pages
    by Routledge India

    This book looks at the emerging power dynamics in the Indo-Pacific region and locates India and its interests within the overarching geostrategic framework. With US and China emerging as leading players within the region, the book analyses the challenges to India’s foreign policy in the face of new alliances, counter-alliances, and great power equations that have formed after the Cold War. It discusses important issues such as China’s strategic forays in the Indian Ocean, the balance of power between countries, India’s Act East opportunities, Russia’s re-engagement in the region, the South China Sea dispute, India’s maritime strategy, and the conundrum of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue facing India.

    A comprehensive study of the changing geopolitical and geostrategic environment of the Indo-Pacific region, the book will be an essential read for scholars and researchers of international relations, global politics, foreign policy, maritime studies, Chinese studies, South Asian studies, geopolitics, and strategic studies.

     1. China’s Rise and US’s Fall in the Indo-Pacific: Challenges and Reciprocations of India  2. The Balance of Power Equations in the Indo-Pacific: Indian Foreign Policy Paradoxes  3. Russia’s Re-engagements with the Indo-Pacific: Changing Equilibrium  4. China’s Strategic Foray in the Indian Ocean: Contextualizing India’s Threat Perception  5.      South China Sea Dispute: India’s Reciprocation  6. India’s Maritime Strategy: Strategic Slip Up  7. Quad as a New Great Game in the Indo-Pacific: Geopolitical Conundrum for India  8. India’s Act East Policy: Strategic Dimensions


    Bawa Singh, Associate Professor and Head, Department of South and Central Asian Studies, and Dean, School of International Studies, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, India.

    Aslam Khan, Associate Professor, Department of Gandhian and Peace Studies, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Bihar, India.

    Parvaiz Ahmad Thoker, Lecturer, Zakir Memorial College of Education Tahab Pulwama, Jammu and Kahsmir, India.

    Mansoor Ahmad Lone, Department of South and Central Asian Studies, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, India.