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  • Asian Strategic Review 2015: India as a Security Provider

    Asian Strategic Review 2015: India as a Security Provider
    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    ISBN 978-81-8274-825-5
    Price: ₹. 995/- Purchase Download E-copy

    About the Book

    India’s role as a security provider has increasingly been discussed and debated over a period of time. This has received a fillip as a result of India's growing capabilities, both economic and military. The 2015 edition of the Asian Strategic Review, is possibly the first book which analyses this facet in the Asian context. The book assesses India's capabilities as well as existing limitations. It contextualises India's role in relation to important regions, multinational fora and specific countries in Asia. The publication aims to provide greater clarity on the past, present and future contours of India's role as a security provider, in light of evolving strategic contours and its security implications.

    About the Editor

    For nearly forty years, Prof. S.D Muni taught, conducted and supervised research, in international relations and South Asian Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University (1974-2006), National University Of Singapore (2008-2013), Banaras Hindu University (1985-86), and University of Rajasthan (1972-73). At Jawaharlal Nehru University he held the prestigious Appadorai Chair of International Politics and Area Studies. Prof. Muni also served as India's Special Envoy on UNSC Reforms (2005) and Ambassador in Lao People's Democratic Republic (1997-99). In 2005 he was bestowed with 'Sri Lanka Ratna', Sri Lanka's highest national honor for a foreign national. He was invited to address the UN Special Committee on Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace in 1985. Author and editor of twenty five books and monographs and more than 150 research papers, Prof. Muni has travelled extensively. He has been sitting on the selection committees for vice-chancellors and faculty members for different Indian universities. Presently he is based at the Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses as Distinguished Fellow.

    Colonel Vivek Chadha (Retd) served in the army for over 22 years before joining IDSA in 2011, as a Research Fellow, His areas of research include defence studies, counter insurgency and terrorism finance. His published books include, Lifeblood of Terrorism: Countering Terrorism Finance, Low Intensity conflicts in India: An Analysis and Indo-US Relations: Divergence to Convergence. He has also edited, Armed Forces Special Powers Act: the Debate. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Defence Studies


    List of Contributors

    1. Introduction
    -- S.D. Muni

    2. Political Will and Military Capacity to Provide Security
    -- Brig Rumel Dahiya (Retd)

    India and Its Immediate Neighbours

    3. Can India be a Security Provider to its Neighbours: Competing Interests, Dichotomical Expectations, Challenges and Constraints?

    -- Smruti S Pattanaik

    4. Defence and Security Partnership with Myanmar
    -- Sampa Kundu

    5. Afghanistan Post-2014: Can India Emerge as a Key ‘Security Collaborator’?
    -- Rajeev Agarwal

    6. Mutual Assured Security: India-Nepal Security Cooperation to Mitigate Common Threats
    -- Nihar R Nayak

    7. Assuring Security to Sri Lanka
    -- Gulbin Sultana


    8. Maritime Security Partner in the Indo-Pacific
    -- Cdr Abhijit Singh

    9. India-U.S. Security Cooperation in Asia: Can India be a Net Security Provider?
    -- Saroj Bishoyi

    10. Security Engagement in Southeast Asia
    -- Rahul Mishra

    11. India in East Asia: Reviewing the Role of a Security Provider
    -- Jagannath Panda

    12. India and China: Competition and Cooperation in the Evolving Asian Security Scenario
    -- Avinash Godbole

    13. India-South Korea Defence and Security Cooperation: Exploring the Possibilities and Challenges

    -- Pranamita Baruah

    14. India-Japan Security Cooperation: Expectation, Challenges and the Way Forward
    -- Titli Basu


    15. India’s Constraints in the Gulf Region
    -- Prasanta Kumar Pradhan

    16. India and Iran: Progress and Prospects of an Evolving Security Relationship
    -- M Mahtab Alam Rizvi

    17. Equipping to Play the Role: India-Israel Strategic Engagement
    -- S. Samuel C. Rajiv


    18. Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership: India’s Gift Basket of Nuclear Security
    -- Reshmi Kazi

    19. Concluding Assessment
    -- Vivek Chadha



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