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By Shivshankar Menon

A glance backstage of a few of India’s most important overseas coverage judgements through the country’s former international secretary and nationwide protection adviser.

Every state needs to make offerings approximately international coverage and nationwide protection. occasionally these offerings prove to were right, different instances no longer. during this insider's account, Shivshankar Menon describes probably the most an important judgements India has confronted in the course of his lengthy profession in government—and how key personalities frequently needed to make offerings in line with incomplete details below the strain of fast-moving events.

Menon both participated without delay in or used to be linked to the entire significant Indian international coverage judgements he describes in offerings. those contain the 2005–08 U.S.–India nuclear contract; the first-ever boundary-related contract among India and China; India's selection to not use overt strength opposed to Pakistan in accordance with the 2008 terrorist assaults in Mumbai; the 2009 defeat of the Tamil uprising in Sri Lanka; and India's disavowal of the first-use of nuclear guns. Menon examines what those offerings display approximately India's strategic tradition and decisionmaking, its guidelines towards using strength, its long term objectives and priorities, and its destiny behavior.

Choices might be of curiosity to a person looking for solutions to questions about how one of many world's nice, emerging powers makes its judgements at the international degree, and the tricky offerings that typically needed to be made.

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