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  • Grand Strategy for India 2020 and Beyond

    Grand Strategy for India 2020 and Beyond
    • Publisher: Pentagon Security International
      2012

    This volume presents perspectives on cross-cutting issues of importance to India’s grand strategy in the second decade of the 21st century. The authors in this volume address the following important questions : What might India do to build a cohesive and peaceful domestic order in the coming decades? What should be India's China and Pakistan strategy? How could India foster a consensus on the global commons that serve India’s interests and values? What strategic framework will optimise India’s efforts to foster a stable and peaceful neighbourhood?

    • ISBN 978-81-8274-657-2,
    • Price: ₹. 995/-
    • E-copy available
    2012

    Sumit Sinha asked: What are India’s capabilities in out of area contingency Ops in terms of force levels and strategy?

    Ali Ahmed replies: Indian forces see their primary role as defending national territory and sovereignty. Increasingly, an out of area capability is being sought in order to progress and defend national interests resulting from stability of the global order and India's emerging economic interests such as energy security. Considerable capability for this is being developed by all three services. The Army can nominate any of its infantry formations that are not deployed to this task. It has special forces units, the paratroopers having converted to special forces role over the last decade. The Air Force has an Il 76 squadron for transportation. It has additionally acquired the Il 78 refuelling aircraft for extending fighter based air cover. The presence of Su aircraft operating from the mainland in an exercise in the A&N Command area recently indicates the reach. It is also acquiring six C130 Hercules aircraft. It may also acquire ten C 17 Globemaster aircraft. The Navy has acquired the INS Jalashwa, an amphibious landing ship from the US. Its maritime reconnaissance capability and aircraft carriers also buttress the capability.

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