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  • India-Taiwan Relations in Asia and Beyond: The Future

    2016
    India-Taiwan Relations in Asia and Beyond: The Future

    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    ISBN 978-81-8274-904-7
    Price: Rs. 995

    This volume is an outcome of the conference that the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) in collaboration with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center (TECC) held in New Delhi on 8 December 2015 at IDSA. The conference was organised in New Delhi to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of their respective Representative Offices in Taipei and New Delhi by India and Taiwan.

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  • Indian Defence Industry: An Agenda for Making in India

    2016
    Indian Defence Industry: An Agenda for Making in India

    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    ISBN 978-81-8274-905-4
    Price: Rs. 995 [Download E-copy]

    This book thoroughly probes the Indian Defence industry and the policies pertaining to it. Based on hard core evidence, it identifies the key shortcomings of this vital sector and provides a detailed roadmap for the Modi government’s ambitious ‘Make in India’ programme to succeed in defence production sector. Though written with a clear focus on influencing policy making, the book is presented in an accessible format to be easily understood by the wider strategic community.

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  • Multi-party Democracy in the Maldives and the Emerging Security Environment in the Indian Ocean Region

    2016
    Multi-party Democracy in the Maldives and the Emerging Security Environment in the Indian Ocean Region

    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    ISBN: 978-81-8274-895-8

    Maldives is the smallest country of South Asia. But its significance is no less because of its crucial geo-strategic location in the Indian Ocean. It sits astride on major sea lanes of communications (SLOCs). However, the crucial geo-strategic location of the Maldives has also caused problems for the country as it has aroused interests of major world powers.

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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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