Accession Number:

ADA415761

Title:

Improving Security Ties with India

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-04-07

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

India has entered a new era as a rising regional power in Asia. The sub-continent lies along one of the worlds most dangerous flash-points the Kashmir Border with Pakistan and China. The long-standing crisis in the Kashmir area has the potential to destabilize the entire region. This underscores the need for US mediation between Pakistan and India, as the consequences of either a nuclear or non-nuclear war there would be disastrous for the US Global War on Terrorism. India as a democracy with a large economic base is an increasingly important ally in the region, although rising Hindu fundamentalism does pose a danger to the secular framework of modern India. India sees itself as a dominant power in the region and shares many common goals with the United States in South Asia. These goals include Managing the consequences of instability Eliminating the ideological and financial sources of terrorism Protecting the sea lanes of communication Securing a stable and free access to energy sourcesmarkets in the region and Preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE