India's ad hoc Arsenal: Direction or Drift in Defence Policy?

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India's ad hoc Arsenal traces the evolution of the domestic dynamics of Indian defense policy since 1947. Chris Smith provides an in-depth analysis of defense policy from 1947 to 1962, a period often ignored by Indian defense analysts, and an evaluation of the performance of the defense industrial base. The author concludes that India's defense policy is designed more to achieve a great power status than to acquire security at an affordable price.

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Overview

India's ad hoc Arsenal traces the evolution of the domestic dynamics of Indian defense policy since 1947. Chris Smith provides an in-depth analysis of defense policy from 1947 to 1962, a period often ignored by Indian defense analysts, and an evaluation of the performance of the defense industrial base. The author concludes that India's defense policy is designed more to achieve a great power status than to acquire security at an affordable price.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198291688
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/2/1994
  • Series: A SIPRI Publication Series
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.87 (d)

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King's College, London
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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Acronyms and abbreviations
1 Introduction 1
2 India: regional security from Aryan times to the present 4
3 Defence policy and practice, 1947-62 41
4 From humiliation to regional hegemony: the maturing of defence policy, 1962-80 74
5 Indian arms imports, 1980-88 105
6 India's defence sector, 1988-91 131
7 Indigenous defence production: the failure of policy implementation 144
8 Nuclear weapons and delivery systems 179
9 Defence decision making in India: the policy-making process 204
Appendix A. UN Security Council resolutions and decisions on India-Pakistan in 1948 225
Appendix B. Agreement on bilateral relations between the Government of India and the Government of Pakistan 229
Appendix C. Trade in and licensed production of major conventional weapons by India and Pakistan, 1950-92 231
Appendix D. Bibliography 247
Index 259
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