Defence and National Security of India : Concerns and Strategies
Edited by Dr. C. Vinodan.
xviii, 195 p. 23 cm.
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1st ed. New Delhi, New Century Publications.
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"With a strength of over 1.3 million active personnel, India is world's
third largest military force. India was the largest importer of defence
equipment in 2014 with Russia, Israel, France and the United States being
the top foreign suppliers of military equipment. The Government of India
has launched `Make-in-India' initiative to indigenize manufacturing and
reduce dependence on imports, including defence imports and procurment.
The beginning of the 21st century saw reorientation of India on the global
stage from a regional role in the sub-continent to a major role in the
Indian Ocean region stretching from Gulf of Aden to the Malacca Strait.
Contemporary criticisms of the Indian military have drawn attention to
several issues, such as obsolete equipment, lack of adequate ammunition,
and inadequate research and development due to over-reliance on foreign
In the context of defence preparedness, national security means that a
government should protect the state its citizens against all kind of
national crises through a variety of power projections such as political
power diplomacy, economic power, military might, and so on. Elements of
national security include : (a) military security, (b) political security,
(c) economic security, (d) environmental security, (e) security of energy
and natural resources, and (f) cyber security.
National Security Council (NSC) of India is an executie government agency
tasked with advising the Prime Minister's office on matters of national
security and strategic interest. The three-tiered structure of the NSC
comprises of the Strategic Policy Group, the National Security Advisory
Board and a Secretariat represented by the Joint Intelligence Committe
This volume contains 10 research articles, authored by experts in the
field, which provide deep insights into the defence and national security
prepardness and concerns of India."
About the Book
About the Editor
Introduction by the Editor
1. India's Quest for Global Power Status in the 21 st Century / Nalini Kant
2. Redefining India's Maritime Future / P. V. Rao
3. Indian Foreign Policy `Modi'fied : From Non-aligment to Multi-vectored
Alignment / Mohan Bhaskaran Pillai
4. Maritime Security and Contemporary India / S. Utham Kumar Jamadhagni
5. Maritime Threats from South of India / Jacob Ashik Bonofer
6. India's Coastal Security : A Perspective / R. Suresh
7. Challenges to Indian Defence Co-operation with Russia / Zeeshan Munir
8. China Factor in India's Neghbourhood Policy / Srikanth Thaliyakkattil
9. India and Tibetan Autonomy : A National Security Perspective / Rakhee
10. India's Maritime Challenges in the South China Sea / C. Vinodan
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