This volume brings together original essays by internationally renowned scholars who provide a wide-ranging examination of national security in India. They discuss strategic and foreign policy issues that lie at the heart of India’s security concerns in today’s world order. The book charts India’s growth from a poor, developing country to a middle-ranking nuclear power and examines its position in a US-dominated world order. It then looks at India’s relations with its nuclear neighbours—China and Pakistan and explores possibilities of nuclear risk-reduction in the South Asian region. The volume ends with two essays on Subrahmanyam’s contribution to the security debate and a select bibliography of his writings.
P R Kumaraswamy
National Security: A Critique
Raju G C Thomas
India’s Place in a West-Dominated World
Eclipsed Moon to a Rising Sun
D Shyam Babu
National Security Council: Yet Another Ad Hoc Move?
Re-examining the ‘Forward Policy’
J Mohan Malik
India and China: Bound to Collide?
Pakistan’s Security Perspective: Problems of Linearity
Stephen Philip Cohen
Indo-Pak Track II Diplomacy: Building Peace or Wasting Time?
Nuclear Risk Reduction in South Asia
Selig S Harrison
A Personal Impression
A Rather Personal Biography
Select Bibliography Compiled by Soundarya Chidambaram