Audio record of Carnegie book event Nov 12

The Carnegie event in Washington to launch my book –‘Why India is Not a Great Power (Yet)’ featured an introduction by Ashley Tellis, a presentation by me followed by a panel discussion featuring Lisa Curtis of the Heritage Foundation, Daniel Markey of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Richard Rossow of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The audio recording is available (and sorry for the earlier misplaced URL) at:

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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1 Response to Audio record of Carnegie book event Nov 12

  1. Vihan says:

    Dear Bharat,

    The direct link is :

    Very good talk, but I could not help but notice, that there was a strong desire among the US participants to keep India in a box, while justifying that the box could be made larger under certain circumstances and/or over time. It really does not bode well for us. It also confirms what you and certain others have said that at the end of the day India has done a virtual surrender and been co-opted by the US into accepting its terms. Whether this will change in the future is something only time will tell and I can only hope it won’t take 600 years.

    It was also interesting to hear that there will be “heart attacks” in Washington if we resume thermonuclear testing. If the US has backtracked on the unofficial line about there not being too much animosity if another thermonuclear test, then I think it has really been a massive strategic sellout to quote the title of another of your books.


    – vihan

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