Author: Jasjit SinghPublisher: National Book TrustYear: 2013Language: EnglishPages: 175ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788123767598
The book argues that even though the cold war had created a bi-polar world, it was at best a diffused bipolarity with countries like India staying non-aligned and China following an 'independent' foreign policy. In the post-Cold War scenario, considering the complex and subtle changing international security scenario, the book proposes that India must avoid sliding into any neo-alliances with one side or the other. Since we are in a world which is still in transition, our security policy should accord highest priority to the pursuit of the goal of "Comprehensive National Development" with an unwavering focus on our own people because 'power is the means to an end and not an end in itself.' An insightful and discerning reading of the complex security scenario of India by one of the most eminent national security experts of our times.
Contents1. India in a Polarising World2. The Essence of Our Security3. Affordable Credible Defence4. Why Nuclear Weapons?5. Anatomy of Terrorism: Between Jihad and Maoist Revolutionary War6. External Challenges and Threats7. A Security Strategy for the 21st Century