Accession Number : AD1038433

Title :   The Effects of growing Indian military potential on South Asian stability

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States

Personal Author(s) : Bajwa, Hashim I

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Report Date : 09 Jun 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : India is emerging as an economic powerhouse and its national power is on the rise. India's regional and global ambitions are also growing correspondingly. It is enhancing its military potential constantly to cater for its ambitions. India justifies this enhancement as being necessary to act as a counterweight to China. A detailed examination of the capabilities and strategy formulation points towards a Pakistan focused intent. South Asia is already unstable due to territorial disputes, terrorism, and political shifts. India's growing military potential linked to its strategic thought is likely to exacerbate the existing instability in South Asia caused by a multitude of political, ideological, and security factors.

Descriptors :   contingency operations (military) , military organizations , foreign relations , air power , air force , navy , fighter aircraft , terrorists , airborne warning and control system , military capabilities , military strategy , threats , India , south Asia , military forces (foreign) , Pakistan , military personnel , NATIONAL POLITICS

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE