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

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    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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