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By Shivshankar Menon

A glance behind the curtain of a few of India’s most important international coverage judgements by means of the country’s former international secretary and nationwide safeguard adviser.

Every kingdom needs to make offerings approximately overseas coverage and nationwide protection. occasionally these offerings prove to were right, different occasions now not. during this insider's account, Shivshankar Menon describes probably the most an important judgements India has confronted in the course of his lengthy occupation in government—and how key personalities usually needed to make offerings in keeping with incomplete info below the strain of fast-moving events.

Menon both participated at once in or was once linked to all of the 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 keeping 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 exhibit approximately India's strategic tradition and decisionmaking, its guidelines towards using strength, its long term objectives and priorities, and its destiny behavior.

Choices may be of curiosity to somebody trying to find solutions to questions on how one of many world's nice, emerging powers makes its judgements at the global degree, and the tough offerings that typically needed to be made.

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