This talk investigates India’s increasingly complex security dynamics and relationships as her political, economic and geo-strategic importance increases. Through an analysis of factors including military power, economic strength, peripheral relations, multilateral engagement, strategic culture and soft power), it assesses how South Asia’s largest state measures up in the international system. From an improved understanding of India’s interests and intensifying international interaction, we can ask, can India be regarded as a great power? And what impact will its emergence have on the world in the 21st century?
About the lecturer :
Chris Ogden is lecturer in Asian security at the University of St Andrews. His research interests concern the interplay between domestic and foreign policy influences in South Asia (primarily India) and East Asia (primarily China). Chris recently published a monograph entitled Hindu nationalism and the evolution of contemporary Indian security; he is currently completing a textbook on Indian foreign policy.