Journal of Defence Studies, Vol. 11, No. 4, October-December 2017
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  • The current JDS issue features a detailed perspective piece on the report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence; two insightful and scholarly articles on the maritime space and India’s role vis-à-vis it; and a third article on defence acquisitions. It also includes a review essay and three book reviews.




    Standing Committee on Defence's Prescription for increasing Capital Budget May Not Work
    -- Amit Cowshish


    Foreign Policy and Sea Power: India's Maritime Role Flux
    -- Zorawar Daulet Singh
    High End in the Pacific: Envisioning the Upper Limits of India-US Naval Cooperation in Pacific-Asia
    -- Gurpreet S. Khurana
    Examining the US Defence Acquisition Apparatus: What can India Learn?
    -- Laxman Kumar Behera

    Review Essay

    South Asian Geopolitics: Has Pakistan Lost its Plot?
    -- Abhay K. Singh

    Book Reviews

    War from the Ground Up: Twenty-first-century Combat as Politics, by Emile Simpson
    -- Alok Deb
    The Darkening Web: The War for Cyberspace, by Alexander Klimburg
    -- Cherian Samuel
    A Rock between Hard Places: Afghanistan as an Arena of Regional Insecurity, by Kristian Berg Harpviken and Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh
    -- Y.M. Bammi

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