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

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

by Chris Smith
 

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

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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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"A substantial contribution to filling in the gap on Third World states in the literature on arms industry and military procurement...The book provides a complete overview of the Indian case, with a good sense of the internal dynamics shaping India's defence policy and procurement and the ways in which these do and do not line up with the external pressures. It will be particularly valuable for those seeking to understand the domestic dynamics of arms racing in Third World states."—American Political Science Review

"A comprehensive review of all major Indian weapons acquisitions, a summary of India's military history since partition, and an evaluation of its various defense policies."—Orbis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198291688
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/02/1994
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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