April 18, 2014

The Irrelevance of India's Rise as a Military Power

Dr. Stephen P. Cohen (Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution) discusses India's rise to global "great power" status, but also the limitations and challenges it faces in using its modernizing military given the country's domestic political context and the nature of its strategic position with respect to its most likely potential adversaries.

 

*note: this video presents materials that are part of the ACDIS Focal Point graduate seminar course, fall 2009, on "Science, Technology, and Security: New Institutions to Manage Global Security in the 21st Century."

 

Video length: 54 mins. 55 secs.

Topics include: Indian military reform; Indian military and defense structure; Indian civil-military relations; India-Pakistan relations; India-China relations; nuclear deterrence

 

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