Soldiers, Statesmen, and India's Security Policy

@article{Raghavan2012SoldiersSA,
  title={Soldiers, Statesmen, and India's Security Policy},
  author={Srinath Raghavan},
  journal={India Review},
  year={2012},
  volume={11},
  pages={116 - 133}
}
  • S. Raghavan
  • Published 1 April 2012
  • Political Science
  • India Review
This article argues the conventional wisdom on civil-military relations in India needs qualification. Whilst the military has not intruded in the formal machinery of politics, its institutional autonomy and assertiveness have progressively increased since 1947. This increase stems from two factors. First, a series of spikes in external threat–mainly a succession of wars and crises from the early 1960s to the early 1970s–altered the institutional balance of power between civilians and the… 
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