Author: Rajeswari Pillai RajagopalanWilson John/Lydia PowellTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Samir Saran/Sunjoy JoshiPublisher: Observer Research FoundationYear: 2011Language: EnglishPages: 150ISBN/UPC (if available): 9789380502656
National Security is most often thought of in terms of political and military threats to the state – either from other states or geo-strategic alliances. Given such a framework, both the challenges as well as the responses have for long been viewed in terms of the military force or coercive ability of the adversary. Events unfolding in today’s highly networked and globalised economies show the futility, and danger, of relying on such a simplistic template. Threats to national security are today multi-dimensional and call for a deeper study and understanding of a wide variety of factors to create a credible response mechanism. Navigating the Near seeks to bridge this paradigm shift by studying non-traditional threats facing contemporary India. The study, with its sight on the next decade, evaluates how traditional treats confronting India are likely to be influenced in large measure by a range of factors and trends, both external and internal, that have, till now, remained on the fringes of security studies.
Project Delphi Chairs Preface Executive Summary I. Introduction II. ‘Great Game’ in India’s Neighbourhood – Emerging Geopolitical challenges III. The Internal Dynamics of India’s Security IV. Resources and Development Dilemmas V. Political and Governance VI. Conclusion and Recommendations Appendix Notes