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  • Indigenisation: Key to Self-Sufficiency and Strategic Capability

    2016
    Indigenisation: Key to Self-Sufficiency and Strategic Capability

    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    ISBN 978-81-8274-892-7
    Price: Rs. 1295 [Download E-copy]

    The book attempts to study the defence industrialisation process that has been adopted by the militarily developed and developing nations to analyse, orient and adapt their best practices to the Indian defence industry and technological base. The analysis reveals that there is a requirement to re-assess, re-align & re-model the Indian defence industry apparatus in line with the vision of accelerating indigenisation, self-sufficiency and strategic capability, as pertaining to military systems.

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  • Geopolitical Shifts in West Asia: Trends and Implications

    2016
    Geopolitical Shifts in West Asia:Trends and Implications

    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    ISBN: 978-81-8274-877-4

    The West Asian region is undergoing a phase of massive turbulence since the outbreak of the Arab Spring. This period has been marked by popular protests, internal conflicts, civil wars, military interventions and involvement of external players. The regional security situation remains fragile with a new terrorist entity, the Islamic State, emerging to challenge the existing geographical boundaries of the region. There has been an enormous increase in terrorism and extremism, and the non-state actors have gained significant influence in regional politics.

  • Role of Technology In International Affairs

    2016
    Role of Technology In international Affairs

    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    ISBN:978-81-8274-881-1

    Recent advances in technology have opened up vast new areas of communication, cooperation and even friction among nations in their pursuit of security, development and progress. Science and technology today transcend almost all areas of international affairs. The role of science and technology in international affairs is so intrinsic that it is rarely recognised as a separate entity and often taken for granted. The impact of modern dual-use technology on human society and national security has become so large that it would be necessary for foreign policy professionals to understand the finer nuances of technology to successfully negotiate international affairs in future. The book Role of Technology in International Affairs is aimed at bringing a clear appreciation of the various interconnections and interdependencies between technology, security, foreign policy and diplomacy that future diplomats must have for navigating towards international peace.

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  • Asian Strategic Review 2016 -Terrorism: Emerging Trends

    2016
    Asian Strategic Review 2016 -Terrorism: Emerging Trends

    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    Under the US leadership, the international community has been fighting the war on global terrorism for the past decade and a half. Strategies and targets have undergone several changes in this war, but terrorism continues to show no signs of decline. It continues to pose a major security challenge to world order and stability. Concrete and chilling evidence for this was provided by the recent attacks in Paris, Egypt, Indonesia, Nigeria, Kunduz, Kabul, Peshawar and Pathankot. The list is indeed long and extensive to be fully recorded here. During the first 15 days of 2016, one website records 17 terrorist attacks in different parts of the world.
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  • The Role of Media in Promoting Regional Understanding in South Asia

    2016
    The Role of Media in Promoting Regional Understanding in South Asia

    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    ISBN: 978-81-8274-868-2

    This book collates a wide spectrum of views across South Asia, including Myanmar, and debates the role of media in forging regional understanding and goodwill. The media's role in South Asia is essentially conceived as state-centric, adhering to the standard templates of nationalism. This inherent tendency has, at times, cost neutral and balanced coverage of events and issues. The contributors to this volume acknowledge the potential of the media as an institution which could/should, in addition to its routine reportage, focus on regional issues of common interest and promote regional understanding.

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  • Indigenous Historical Knowledge: Kautilya and His Vocabulary (Volume II)

    2016

    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    ISBN: 978-81-8274-866-8

    This book is the second in a series of three volumes on “Kautilya and His Vocabulary” as a part of the “Indigenous Historical Knowledge” project undertaken by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. These volumes aim at initiating the study, internalisation, spread and consolidation of Kautilya's Arthashastra in the strategic domain. The four focus themes in the three volumes are foreign policy, intelligence, war and internal security as they relate to contemporary times.
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  • India’s Approach to Asia: Strategy, Geopolitics and Responsibility

    2016

    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    ISBN 978-81-8274-870-5
    This book offers wide ranging divergent perspectives on India's role in managing and shaping Asian Security. 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.

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  • Indigenous Historical Knowledge: Kautilya and His Vocabulary (Volume I)

    2015
    Indigenous Historical Knowledge: Kautilya and His Vocabulary

    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    ISBN: 978-81-8274-849-1

    This book is the first in a series of three volumes on “Kautilya and His Vocabulary” as a part of the “Indigenous Historical Knowledge” project undertaken by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. The edited volumes contain select papers presented in a series of workshop, national and international seminars organised by the institute. The project is an attempt to trace, look into, analyse and relate with the indigenous strategic thinking in India. These volumes aim at initiating the study, internalisation, spread and consolidation of Kautilya’s Arthashastra in the strategic domain. The four focus themes in the three volumes are foreign policy, intelligence, war and internal security as they relate to contemporary times.

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  • Air Power and National Security: Indian Air Force Evolution, Growth and Future

    2015
    Air Power and National Security: Indian Air Force Evolution, Growth and Future

    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    ISBN: 978-81-8274-853-8
    Price: Rs. 1495/-

    In over a century since the first manned flight, air power has made spectacular progress. Every conflict since World War II has seen an increasingly bigger role of air power, but despite this, to a general reader, air power continues to be esoteric. The study highlights major air power lessons of all the major conflicts, and explains air power roles and missions. It frankly yet fairly discusses the somewhat contentious subject of air power in support of surface forces and traces the IAF’s contribution in war and peace in the last 68 years since independence. It critically examines if use of air power in the Indian subcontinent is indeed escalatory.

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  • Delhi Dialogue VII : ASEAN-India Shaping the Post-2015 Agenda

    2015
    Delhi Dialogue VII : ASEAN-India Shaping the Post-2015 Agenda

    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    ISBN: 978-81-8274-845-3
    Price: Rs. 995/-

    This volume is based on the proceedings of Delhi Dialogue VII held in March 2015. It epitomizes the growing dialogue between India and ASEAN at all levels. Delhi Dialogue brings together practitioners, corporate leaders, opinion makers, academics and journalists, every year, to discuss a wide range of issues of common interest and concern that animate the India - ASEAN relationship. Discussions held at the Delhi Dialogue, subsequent to ASEAN Commemorative Summit issuing the ‘Vision Statement’ in 2012, provide a good insight into the likely scenarios and possible trends in the post-2015 era.
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