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BOOK

India’s Approach to Asia: Strategy, Geopolitics and Responsibility

16289

2016

Publisher: Pentagon Press
ISBN 978-81-8274-870-5
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About the Book

This book offers wide ranging divergent perspectives on India's role in managing and shaping Asian Security. Issues that are dealt with in detail include major power rivalries, tensions over disputed territories, freedom of Sea Lanes of Communications (SLOCs), security dilemmas connected to military modernization, the robustness of regional institutional mechanisms, intra-state conflicts and last but not the least, the perspectives of major actors like Russia, China and India on Asian regional order: whether they view it as purely competitive or cooperative-competitive. The debate on 'Great Power' status and responsibility forms a critical part of the book. The importance of connectivity via road and rail, and information infrastructure has been dealt with by several authors, who at the same time, have also identified some of the challenges. The book offers important ideas on how Asian security will shape up in the future by utilizing the method of scenarios. It is an important contribution to the field of Asian and regional security and India's role in it.

Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgements

India’s Strategic Approach to Asia
-- Namrata Goswami

RISING POWERS AND THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM

Rising Powers in the Emerging World Order: An Overview, with a Reflection on the Consequences for India
-- Barry Buzan

ASIAN REGIONAL ORDER
1. Panchsheel–Multilateralism and Competing Regionalism: The Indian Approach towards Regional Cooperation and the Regional Order in South Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal, and the Mekong-Ganga
-- Arndt Michael

2. India as the Norm-builder and Norm Contributor
-- Santishree Dhulipudi and Rimli Basu

3. How India is Viewed as a Regional Actor
-- S.D. Muni

INDIA AND STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

4. The Geo-strategic Context of the India-Russia Partnership
-- P. Stobdan

5. Framing US-India Relations
-- Holli A. Semetko

6. India’s Strategic Partnership: A Perspective from Vietnam
-- Vo Xuan Vinh
7. The Japan-India Strategic Partnership: A New Hope for Asia
-- Satoru Nagao

ASIAN ECONOMIES AND RESOURCE COMPETITION

8. Looking East: Security through Greater Cross Border Connectivity
-- Rajat M. Nag

9. Debating Physical Connectivity between India and ASEAN: Economics versus Security
-- Sinderpal Singh

10. The Impact of Terrorism and Organised Crime on Asian Economies: Implications for India
-- Prem Mahadevan

THE RISE OF CHINA

11. India-China Relations: The Return of the Sub-Region
-- Madhu Bhalla

12. China-India Relations: Objectives and Future Priorities
-- Pang Zhongying and Rupak Sapkota

13. China’s Military Modernisation and its Impact on India
-- Gordon G. Chang

14. China and its Territorial Disputes: An Increasing Security Dilemma
-- D.S. Rajan

MARITIME SECURITY IN ASIA

15. Indian Maritime Doctrine and Asian Security: Intentions and Capabilities
-- Gurpreet S. Khurana

16. The Indo-Pacific and the Growing Strategic Importance of the Bay of Bengal
-- David Brewster

17. The Indian Navy’s Security Role in Littoral Asia
-- Abhijit Singh

18. Deciphering Oriental Mysteries of Silk, Pearls and Diamonds—Trios, Quartets and Quintets: Maritime Dimensions of India’s Strategic Dilemmas in the Changing Asian Power Balance
-- Francis A. Kornegay, Jr.

CYBER, SPACE, BIOLOGICAL, CHEMICAL AND NUCLEAR SECURITY IN ASIA

19. Cybersecurity, Global Governance and New Risk
-- Sean S. Costigan

20. A Perspective on Space Security
-- Ranjana Kaul

21. Chemical and Biological Dimensions of Jihadi Terrorism
-- Animesh Roul

22. The Emerging Asian Nuclear Order and India
-- Rajiv Nayan

MAJOR STRATEGIC REGIONS OF ASIA

23. India’s Regional Strategy: Balancing Geopolitics with Geoeconomics in South Asia
-- Smruti S. Pattanaik and Ashok K. Behuria

24. India’s Central Asian Strategic Paradoxes: The Impact of Strategic Autonomy in the Emerging Asian Regional Architecture
-- Micha’el Tanchum

25. The Dynamics of Change in India-Southeast Asia Relations: Beyond Economics to Strategic Partnerships
-- Shankari Sundararaman

FUTURE TRENDS AND SCENARIOS

26. Strategic Trends in Asia: Future Directions
-- Boris Volkhonsky

27. Asian Security Contentions: Trends and Scenarios
-- S. Samuel C. Rajiv

28. Decoding India’s Agenda: New Ideas and Emerging Trends in Asian Security
-- Shruti Pandalai

List of Contributors
Index


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