Although many Indian decision makers and policy planners believe that India is inevitably fated to be a great power, many scholars who study India are less sanguine. Among various reasons, the latter argue that Indian diffidence stands in the way of New Delhis emergence as a great power. Analyze this statement in the light of:
The cultural and institutional roadblocks that stand in the way of unshackling Indias power; Indias strategic rivalries with China and Pakistan; Indias decision to develop an operational nuclear force;
Your essay should be 1,500-words in length. In your essay, please pay adequate attention to each of the above three sub-questions. Although this is not a research essay, please make adequate references to the authors/literature you have read for this course. You may draw upon your lecture notes. Please do not refer to literature outside the readings assigned on the syllabus for this course.
Your essay must be written in Microsoft Word format. It must be precisely 1,500-words in count, give or take 50-words.
*India’s vision of world politics
India in world affairs(foreign policy in action)
New India (forged in crisis)
A foreign and strategic policy for india in the twenty first century
*The India-Pakistan conflict: An Enduring Rivalry
-Stephen P. Cohen, Shooting for a Century: The India-Pakistan Conundrum, (Brookings Institution Press, 2013), pp. 1-117.
-Cohen, Shooting for a Century, pp. 118-178
* China and India: The Emerging Great Power Rivalry in Asia
– Jeff M. Smith, Cold Peace: China-India Rivalry in the Twenty First Century, (Lexington Books, 2014), pp. 3-139.
– Smith, Cold Peace, pp. 143-211.
* Nuclear India
– Sumit Ganguly, Indias Pathway to Pokhran II: The Prospects and Sources of New Delhis Nuclear Weapons Program, International Security, Vol. 23, No. 4 (Spring 1999), pp. 148-177.
– aswant Singh, Against Nuclear Apartheid, Foreign Affairs, (September/October 1998), 1-8
– Sumit Ganguly, A Nuclear Subcontinent: The Decade After, International Security, Vol. 33, No. 2 (Fall 2008), pp. 45-70.
– Paul Kapur, Ten Years of Instability in Nuclear South Asia, International Security, Vol. 33, No. 2 (Fall 2008), pp. 71-94
* India: An Emerging Great Power?
– Stephen P. Cohen, India: Emerging Power, (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2001), pp. 36-91, 127-155, 299-318.
Stephen P. Cohen and Sunil Dasgupta, Arming Without Aiming: Indias Military Modernization, (Viking, 2010), pp. 1-28,143-163.