India and the Future of International Security
- Sumit Ganguly (Indiana University-Bloomington)
- Nicolas Blarel
- Tuesday 5 June 2018
2511 DP The Hague
External and internal challenges
India faces an array of national security challenges. Externally, they range from geopolitical tensions and territorial disputes with China and Pakistan, nuclear deterrence, and state-sponsored/backed cross-border terrorism to the internal security issues related to secessionism, counter-insurgency, and ethnic conflict. In recent decades, the national security agenda has been expanded to include issues related to economics, environment, development, and transnational criminal activities.
More than two decades of rapid economic growth has also added energy security to the national security matrix. Concomitant with its economic rise, India’s national security agenda also includes a more proactive vision for the wider Asian region, including the Indian Ocean, with implications for power projection, and for India’s contributions to global peacekeeping missions through the United Nations.
Professor Ganguly and Dr. Nicolas Blarel (who recently co-edited the Oxford Handbook of India’s National Security) will discuss these issues in the panel and with the audience.