|About the Book|
Can the Indian state reconcile the demands of human and national security? In a well-documented and wide-ranging analysis, this book contends that there is more to security than territorial integrity and the preservation of state sovereignty. Verghese Koithara traces the development of the Indian state since independence, examines the impact of the external environment on the country, and contrasts the experience of India, China and Indonesia in their handling of security concerns. He examines the contemporary situation, impacts of the global system, and assesses the military and non-military dangers India is likely to face in the future.He delineates areas that are important for the security of both India and its people and recommends that in managing national security both the politico-military and socio-economic dimensions must be considered.