Author(s): Shekhar Adhikari
ISBN: 9788182749108
Publication Year: 2016
Binding: HB
Pages: 312
Price: Rs. 1095
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About the Book:

War is not only a medium to maintain a state`s security and consolidation of peace but it also executes policies in order to achieve various interests to enhance political power, pride and prestige. The history of warfare is closely linked not only with political history but also with cultural and socio-economic history. In ancient India, the importance of military power was seen as an important aspect of statecraft. Thus, the development of ancient India military thinking was the culmination of various social and political thinking that emerged within Indian society. In this background, the ancient Indian thinkers not only realized the importance of military power influencing the pattern of society and state but also regarded foreign policy and diplomacy as an instrument of war. An effort has been made to identify and study those ancient Indian thinkers who were more concerned with the development of military power in protecting the state from various internal and external threats. 

About the Author:

Shekhar Adhikari is a Professor and Former Head of the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, University of Allahabad. He holds master`s degree in Defence and Strategic  Studies and Political Science. He is a Fellow of the International Visitor Programme of the United States Information Agency (USIA). He recently visited France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Switzerland and Italy for academic and research purposes. He has been the President of the National Congress for Defence Studies (NCDS). He is a keen researcher in the field of Strategic Thinking and International Relations. He has written extensively in various journals relating to defence and security issues. He has earlier authored Modern Strategic Thought: Machiavelli to Nuclear Age; Adhunik Strategic  Chintan; Security Challenges from Naxalism; India`s National Security in the 21st Century; South Asia: Traditional and Non-traditional Security Threats; and India`s Security Interest in Her Neighbourhood.           


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