- All three branches of the Indian armed forces have recently articulated the need to operate beyond the country's immediate borders. While the Indian military is highly unlikely to achieve its more ambitious power projection objectives in the medium term, the conventional wisdom that India's traditional foreign-policy orientation precludes military power projection is untenable, especially for an aspiring regional hegemon.
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- Published as India and Military Power Projection: Will the Land of Gandhi Become a Conventional Great Power? Walter C. Ladwig III. Asian Survey, Vol. 50 No. 6, November/December 2010; (pp. 1162-1183) DOI: 10.1525/as.2010.50.6.1162. © 2010 by the Regents of the University of California. Copying and permissions notice: Authorization to copy this content beyond fair use (as specified in Sections 107 and 108 of the U. S. Copyright Law) for internal or personal use, or the internal or personal use of specific clients, is granted by the Regents of the University of California for libraries and other users, provided that they are registered with and pay the specified fee via Rightslink® or directly with the Copyright Clearance Center.
India and military power projection : will the land of Gandhi become a conventional great power?
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