India's Foreign and Security Policy (Online Module)

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Module overview

Beginning with the creation of independent India and its borders in 1947, you will acquire the analytical tools you need to assess how India’s foreign and security policy has evolved over time. The module will highlight a number of contemporary issues which address both internal and external security policy in India, including the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and India’s bi-lateral relations with its neighbours (principally Pakistan) in relation to borders, militarisation, and security. You will also evaluate India’s aspirations for global stature at the international policy level.

All modules are subject to availability and are subject to change from session to session.

Suggested reading

Ogden, C 2009, 'Post-colonial, pre-BJP: the normative parameters of India's security identity, 1947-1998', Asian Journal of Political Science, 17,
2, pp. 215-237.
Mohan, C.R. (2010) 'Rising India: Partner in shaping the global commons?', The Washington Quarterly, 33(3), pp. 133-148.


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