Invite for Mumbai launch of book

For those blog readers residing in and around Mumbai, pasted below is the invite to the Mumbai event to launch my book — ‘Why India is Not a Great Power (Yet)’hosted by the Asia Society, India chapter, at the Nehru Centre, Worli at 6 PM. The original invite accessible at http://www.asiasociety.org/india. Unfortunately, the technical capability for audio/video recording is unavailable for this event.
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Asia Society India

Is India Soft Selling its Hard Power?


Pictured Above: Why India is Not a Great Power (Yet)

Economic growth, demographics and soft power are all cited to substantiate India’s potential “great power” status. One of the factors that receives relatively little attention, however, is India’s military might. As nations manoeuvre the waters of geostrategic decisions, extending their influence through hard power and realpolitik, is India being left behind? Could greater vision and strategy in India’s military capabilities reinforce national objectives as it moves toward attaining the status of a “great power”? Join us as Bharat Karnad, Research Professor, Centre for Policy Research and Vice Admiral Madanjit Singh, Former Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command explore this crucial aspect of foreign policy in a conversation centered on ‘Why India is Not a Great Power (Yet)’.

Bharat Karnad is Professor of National Security Studies, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi and author of ‘Why India is Not a Great Power (Yet)’. One of the foremost national security strategists of India, he has been a member of the National Security Advisory Board, the Nuclear Doctrine-drafting Group, and Adviser, Defence Expenditure (10th) Finance Commission, India.

Vice Admiral Madanjit Singh was commissioned into the Indian Navy in January 1966, Vice Admiral Singh PVSM, AVSM, specialised in gunnery and missiles. Before taking charge as Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command, he was FOC-in-C, Southern Command. Among his various afloat and ashore appointments have been the command of five ships including the frigate INS Ganga and the aircraft carrier INS Viraat.

Speakers:

Bharat Karnad,
Research Professor,
Centre for Policy Research

Vice Admiral
Madanjit Singh,
Former Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief,
Western Naval Command

Date: Wednesday,
28 October 2015

Time: 6:30 pm
Registration & Refreshments: 6:00 pm

Venue:
Hall of Harmony,
Nehru Centre,
Dr. Annie Besant Road,
Worli, Mumbai 400018.

Admission: Free

RSVP Required:
asiasocietyindiacentre
@asiasociety.org

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About Bharat Karnad

Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, he was Member of the (1st) National Security Advisory Board and the Nuclear Doctrine-drafting Group, and author, among other books of, 'Nuclear Weapons and Indian Security: The Realist Foundations of Strategy', 'India's Nuclear Policy' and most recently, 'Why India is Not a Great Power (Yet)'. Educated at the University of California (undergrad and grad), he was Visiting Scholar at Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, the Shanghai Institutes of International Studies, and Henry L. Stimson Center, Washington, DC.
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6 Responses to Invite for Mumbai launch of book

  1. Vihan says:

    Dear Bharat,

    It would be great if you requested OUP to have a stall to sell copies of your book at the event itself. They have done that in the past for various Asia Society events. I had attended a talk by Brahma Chellaney and they had done so.

    Thanks and Regards,

    – vihan

  2. Bhumish Khudkhudia says:

    Dear Mr. Karnad,

    The discussion at Nehru Centre about your book and India’s defence strategy was insightful as well as informative. I wanted to ask a question but due to paucity of time I couldn’t get the opportunity.

    I just have one simple question. Who amongst the four Prime Ministers -Narasimha Rao, Atal Behari Vajpayee, Dr. Manmohan Singh & Narendra Modi – is considered to be a deft practitioner of realpolitik and why?

    I look forward to your response.

    With best regards

    Bhumish Khudkhudia

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