The Possibility of and Constraints on Soviet Power Penetration of South Asia.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The issue is whether the USSR is establishing hegemony over India a condition which India will not be able to voluntarily terminate. Considered is the effect other countries of South Asia can have on Indias course, and the present extent of US influence and interest in the area. The possibilities open to, and the constraints on, the Soviets ability to expand their influence in South Asia are examined. Concentration is on Soviet influence since the signing of the 1971 Indo-Soviet Treaty of Peace, Friendship and Cooperation. Indias relations with the United States and the Peoples republic of China are used as a criterion of Indo-Soviet relations at any given moment. India, the dominant power of South Asia, seems headed on a course which could lead, although not inevitably, to eventual Soviet domination. Author
- Government and Political Science