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The Defence Makeover
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The Defence Makeover
10 Myths that Shape India's Image

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South East Asian Studies

March 2002 | 458 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This book is divided into five parts. Each of them has two chapters dealing with a particular subject. The first part covers the whole gamut of India-china relations. Parts two deals with Kashmir. The third part considers the likelihood of an all-out conventional war between India and Pakistan. The book ends with a chapter entitled `The Bottomline`. This is not crystal gazing, nor is it pontification. Rather, it speaks holistically about what the individual chapters imply for India`s defence makeover.
 
Preface
 
Introduction
 
I: INDIA-CHINA RELATIONS
 
Myth One: China is Not a Military Threat to India
 
Myth Two: India Matches China in Defence Planning
 
II: KASHMIR TANGLE
 
Myth Three: The Simla Agreement can Resolve the Kashmir Issue
 
Myth Four: The Army has Frustrated Pakistan's Proxy War in Kashmir
 
III: NUCLEAR AND CONVENTIONAL WAR PARADIGM
 
Myth Five: South Asia is a Nuclear Flashpoint
 
Myth Six: India and Pakistan are Locked in a Missile Race
 
IV: LIMITED WARS
 
Myth Seven: India has Scored over Pakistan by Occupying Siachen
 
Myth Eight: India Won a Decisive Victory in Kargil
 
V: STRATEGIC AUTONOMY
 
Myth Nine: Nuclear Deterrence has Facilitated Confidence Building Measures
 
Myth Ten: Nuclear Tests Have Enhanced India's Security
 
The Bottom Line

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ISBN: 9780761996125
£45.00