Asia's other giant: recognizing India's role in the post-Cold War world
Parisi, Anthony J.
Olsen, Edward A.
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This thesis illustrates why India should play a more important role in U.S. strategic planning and policy making by demonstrating that India is an established regional power with innate aspirations of becoming a great power. This is accomplished by forecasting India's global role in the twenty-first century using a historical analysis of modern Indian history, and augmented by an indepth analysis of three key indicators of India's great power potential: the issue of Kashmir, the Indian Navy, and the Indian economy. The thesis recommends that the United States acknowledge that India is approaching the threshold of true great power status and plan accordingly