India as Global Security Actor

Kaldor, Mary & Iavor Rangelov (eds.) The Handbook of Global Security Policy, London: Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-0-470-67322-5, 2014

26 Pages Posted: 8 May 2020

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Jivanta Schottli

Dublin City University

Markus Pauli

Dublin City University; National University of Singapore; Yale-NUS; Heidelberg University; Singapore Management University (SMU)

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

Thanks to sustained economic growth and key investments in military capabilities, India will face growing demands from within and the international community to seek and play a greater role in global security affairs. The values and interests likely to guide India’s future behavior will be a mixture of old and new, eastern and western. India’s international aspirations have an important pre-history, covered in this chapter’s first section where non-alignment, as idea and practice, is explored for its enduring significance. India’s relevance as a security actor is assessed in terms of its activities and capacity to influence developments within two security zones of major contemporary importance: Afghanistan and the Indian Ocean. Finally, a section on the constraints and challenges examines India’s ability to navigate a multi-polar world, the fallout and gains of nuclearization, the 2008 Indo-US nuclear deal, as well as ‘the weaknesses from within’ in terms of human security.

Keywords: Security, India, Pakistan, China, Afghanistan, Indian Ocean, Non-Alignment, Nuclearization, Indo-Us Civil Nuclear Deal, Human Security, Military Capabilities, Foreign Policy, Strategy, War, Conflict, Terrorist Attack, Multi-Polar World, Development

JEL Classification: F5, F51, F52, F53, F54, F55, H4, H11, I3, I32

Suggested Citation

Schottli, Jivanta and Pauli, Markus, India as Global Security Actor (2014). Kaldor, Mary & Iavor Rangelov (eds.) The Handbook of Global Security Policy, London: Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-0-470-67322-5, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3575803 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3575803

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