July 24, 2016

India's Future

Last updated: October 24, 2008

Published by Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security, University of Illinois

Swords and Ploughshares series
Vol. VII / No. 3 / Spring 1993

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The end of the Cold War may have lessened the danger of superpower confrontation, but it has not solved the problem of security in critical Third World regions. The region of South Asia, which has so far witnessed four international wars and many interethnic and intercommunal conflicts, continues to be in the throes of uncertainty stemming largely from its uneven political development, abysmal poverty, and unfinished task of nation-building. Since South Asia is Indo-centric, any discussion on the future of the area must first address the question of India’s future.

At the request of the military fellow who served as guest editor for this issue, ACDIS hosted a symposium for visiting Ford and Fulbright scholars during the 1992-1993 academic year and doctoral candidates to share their perspectives on the goals and challenges for India as it prepares to enter the 21st century. Articles derived from the papers presented at the symposium are featured in this issue of Swords and Ploughshares.


Introduction [PDF]

Recent Economic Reforms in India [PDF]

India: The Fourth Great Power? [PDF]

Perspectives across the Pamirs [PDF]

Rams Devotees and Babur's Offspring [PDF]

India as a Good Neighbor [PDF]