Indian Security Policy

Authored by: Sumit Ganguly

Routledge Handbook of Security Studies

Print publication date:  July  2016
Online publication date:  July  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138803930
eBook ISBN: 9781315753393
Adobe ISBN: 9781317620921


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India’s security policy is in a state of transition as the country attempts to secure its position as an emergent power in Asia and beyond. The willingness on the part of Indian policy-makers to accept the use of force as a critical element of national power represents a profound shift from the ideational outlook that had influenced Indian policy-making in the immediate post-independence era. The task before them now involves making judicious choices about military commitments, deployments, and accordingly appropriate levels of defence spending.

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