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Author(s): Satish Kumar (Ed.)
ISBN: 9789386618412
Publication Year: 2018
Binding: HB
Pages: 440
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This volume captures the dynamics of India`s security policy in the last two years in the context of trends towards nationalism, protectionism and isolationism on the part of major powers, mingled with a desire not to deny themselves the benefits of internationalism and globalisation. While India has undoubtedly re-invigorated its partnerships particularly in defence and economic fields with leading powers, it had also to contend with heightened tensions and provocative actions of its unavoidable adversaries like China and Pakistan. India`s immediate neighbours turned out to be areas of concern not merely because of the intrusive presence of its adversaries in this region but also because of their discontent with India on various counts. India did intensify its engagement with countries in the Asia-Pacific region which had common threat perceptions with India and also provided scope for mutually beneficial development cooperation. Countries in the West Asian region also received special attention because of India`s energy needs, diaspora and terrorism. These and various other aspects of India`s national security concerns have been comprehensively examined on the basis of in-house research and contributions of eminent experts. 

ABOUT Author


Satish Kumar, former Professor of Diplomacy at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and currently, Director, Foundation for National Security Research, is among the most eminent scholars in the field of International Relations. He has held several distinguished positions, participated in numerous international conferences and delivered special lectures at several universities and think tanks across the world. He has authored/edited over two dozen books and large number of research articles. Prof. Kumar was also a columnist for the Hindustan Times (1971-78) and has done extensive newspaper writing. Since 1991, he has been a member of the Indian delegation to the India-Pakistan Track II dialogue called the “Neemrana Initiative”. 

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