Book Details

Book title: INDIA’S NEIGHBOURHOOD: Challenges in the Next Two Decades
Author(s): Rumel Dahiya & Ashok K Behuria
ISBN: 9788182746879
Publication Year: 2012
Binding: HB
Pages: 226
Price: Rs. 1095 Rs. 1095
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The chapters in the book take a prospective look at India’s neighborhood, as it may evolve by 2030. They underline the challenges that confront Indian policymakers, the opportunities that are likely to emerge, and the manner in which they should frame foreign and security policies for India, to maximise the gains and minimise the losses. The key findings that emerge from this volume are the geopolitical situation in the neighborhood is likely to change significantly due to uncertainties in the global economy, chronic instability in the Af-Pak region, increasing salience of external factors in regional politics, continuing anti-India sentiments in some of the countries, demographic pressures, growth in illegal migration, and adverse consequences of climate change. However, there are also signs of greater desire for economic integration, strengthening of democratic institutions in some countries, and emphasis on regional cooperation. While india may face increasing security challenged due to instability in certain countries, there will be an opportunity for it to be better integrate its economy with the region. The contributors to the volume argue that in order to deal with the uncertainties in an effective manner, India has to fine-tune its diplomatic apparatus to proactively deal with emerging realities in the neighborhood systematically pursue policies for inclusive and equitable growth at home build networks of interdependence with all neighboring countries.

ABOUT Author


Brig (Retd) Rumel Dahiya is currently Deputy Director General, Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. His areas of interest include military strategy and geopolitics, net assessment and West Asia.

Dr Ashok K Behuria is Fellow, and Coordinator, South Asia Centre at IDSA. He is a PhD in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, and has written extensively on internal politics in Pakistan, neighbourhood politics, Kashmir issue and internal political dynamics in other countries of South Asia.

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