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`...sober and intensely well-researched book.' - Inder Malhotra, company international This booklet examines the commercial and technological foundation for India's upward thrust to energy and the political elements that form the character of the ability it's going to become. It exhibits that whereas India has focused on a few of the clinical and technical services that serve the wishes of a emerging energy, it has no longer been capable of in achieving a balanced technique of improvement. This imbalance feeds sub-national political discontent and undercuts the very energy that India has sought to obtain, hence delaying her upward thrust to energy.

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New economic interests in the liberalisation process have been nurtured, even at the same time as some of the larger industrial houses that benefited from the old 'licence raj' are squealing under the pressure of more open trading regimes. These developments have the potential over time to alter radically the Indian defence industrial base and to strengthen the economy that supports it Indeed, as we shall see, there is evidence to suggest that one of the factors driving economic liberalisation forward has been the diminishing relative capability of Indian technology and the stagnation of the economy under autarky.

Interview with General Joshi, India Today, 15 July 1993, p. 78. See the author, 'Domestic Foundations of India's Security Policy', in R. Babbage and S. , The Macmillan Press, London, 1992, pp. 11-16. The expression was originally used by Lloyd and Suzanne Rudolph to describe the Indian state more generally. R. Mulkani, The RSS Story, Impex India, New Delhi, 1980, p. 42. Girilal Jain, 'Idiom of Public Debate: Combining Bhakti with Power', Times of India, 30 November 1992. See for example, Lt Col.

Tanham, Indian Strategic Thought: An Interpretive Essay, Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, California, 1992, for an excellent discussion of India strategic culture. W. ), Dynamics of Regional Politics: Four Systems on the Indian Ocean Rim, Columbia University Press, New York, 1992, p. 108. An unpublished PhD thesis by Bruce Vaughn ('India Ascendent An Interpretation of India's Aspirations to Great Power Status', Australian National University, 1994) also contains a useful and extensive discussion of the roots of Indian strategic culture.

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