Fighting Like a Guerrilla: The Indian Army and Counterinsurgency - War and International Politics in South Asia (Hardback)
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Fighting Like a Guerrilla: The Indian Army and Counterinsurgency - War and International Politics in South Asia (Hardback)

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Hardback 200 Pages / Published: 01/10/2007
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This book deals with two significant issues: the peculiar and paradoxical question of why regular armies, better suited to fighting conventional high-intensity wars, adopt inappropriate measures when fighting guerilla wars; and the evolution of the Indian army's counterinsurgency doctrine over the last decade. In addition, the book also includes the first detailed analysis of the trajectory of the army's counterinsurgency doctrine, arguing that while it was consolidated only over the last decade, the essential elements of the doctrine may in fact be traced back to the army's first confrontation with the Naga guerillas in the 1950s. It outlines the three essential elements that make up the Indian army's counterinsurgency doctrine:

that there are no military solutions to an insurgency;

that military force can only help to reduce levels of violence to enable political solutions; and

that there should be limited use of military force.

Rajagopalan argues that international circumstances - particularly the need to counter conventional military threats from Pakistan and China - led to a counterinsurgency doctrine that had a strong conventional war bias. This bias also conditioned the organisational culture of the Indian army.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415456845
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm

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