Deconstructing India’s Global Ambition — Asia Society

Asia Society, Mumbai, had staged a well-attended event to discuss my book ‘Staggering Forward’ on October 30. The video link of the discussion is 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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3 Responses to Deconstructing India’s Global Ambition — Asia Society

  1. andy says:

    Everyone seemed a bit shell shocked,that includes lady Bunty.After a slow start Bharat really let rip with a barrage of brutal facts that ails our strategic,defense and foreign policies.Maybe the audience found it a bit too stark for comfort, but the truth needs to be told.

  2. Abhishek Gupta says:

    I appreciate you taking the time to give these talks. I wish your talks had closed captioning in Hindi. It is imperative that the right-wingers on the Hindi belt be exposed to your ideas. Right now, they feel like RSS/Hindutva has a monopoly on Hawkish foreign policy. Their notions goes unchallenged. Your arguments need to go mainstream and need to be debated among the (jingoistic/nationalist) youth. I say this, while not being able to converse in Hindi myself (brought up in Silicon Valley,USA) .

  3. Great idea, Abhishek. Except most of these usually English language forums in the country often work on shoestring budgets, and close captioning, requiring translation, costs money.

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