India and Other Powers in the Indian Ocean
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Oceanic strategy has become the necessary precursor for attaining global power status in world politics. Towards this end, the major attention is now on the Indian Ocean region, which has become the theatre of great geopolitical games with key stakeholders like India, China, US, Russia, UK, France, Japan, and Australia, developing their own strategies and counter-strategies focussed in attaining tactical command in the region. This book presents a comprehensive overview of the oceanic traditions and the strategic culture of all major actors in the Indian Ocean region. It discusses themes like sea power and regional actors; India in the Indian Ocean; China and other Asian powers in the Indian Ocean; great game and US, Russia and other Western powers; Africa and the issue of balance of power; and sea and the emerging world order, to showcase the evolution, challenges and opportunities in the region. Lucid and topical, this book will be useful for scholars and researchers of international relations, geopolitics, strategic affairs, South Asian Studies, Southeast Asian Studies, defence studies, foreign policy, diplomacy and political studies in general.
Table of Contents
1.Introduction 2. India in the Indian Ocean: Interests and Strategy 3. China and other Asian Powers in the Indian Ocean 4. US, Russia and other Western Powers in the Indian Ocean 5. African Actors in the Indian Ocean 6. Conclusion
Vidhan Pathak was Associate Professor at the Department of African Studies, University of Delhi, India. Raghvendra Kumar is an Assistant Professor at Department of Political Science, Maharaja Agrasen College, University of Delhi, India.