By Shivshankar Menon
Every kingdom needs to make offerings approximately international coverage and nationwide safeguard. occasionally these offerings end up to were right, different instances no longer. during this insider's account, Shivshankar Menon describes essentially the most an important judgements India has confronted in the course of his lengthy profession in governmentand how key personalities frequently needed to make offerings according to incomplete info below the strain of fast-moving events.
Menon both participated at once in or used to be linked to all of the significant Indian overseas coverage judgements he describes in offerings. those comprise the 200508 U.S.India nuclear contract; the first-ever boundary-related contract among India and China; India's choice to not use overt strength opposed to Pakistan in line 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 demonstrate approximately India's strategic tradition and decisionmaking, its regulations towards using strength, its long term pursuits and priorities, and its destiny behavior.
Choices might be of curiosity to an individual looking for solutions to questions about how one of many world's nice, emerging powers makes its judgements at the international degree, and the tough offerings that usually needed to be made.
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Choices: Inside the Making of India’s Foreign Policy (Geopolitics in the 21st Century) by Shivshankar Menon