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Himalayan Frontiers of India

Warikoo, Kulbhushan:
Himalayan frontiers of India : historical, geo-political and strategic perspectives / ed. by K. Warikoo. - London [u.a.] : Routledge, 2009. - XV, 220 S. : Kt. - (Routledge contemporary South Asia series ; 13)
ISBN 978-0-415-46839-8 / 0-415-46839-6
£ 80,00

The Himalaya, which is a great natural frontier for India, symbolises India’s spiritual and national consciousness. The Himalayan region displays wide diversity of cultural patterns, languages, ethnic identities and religious practices. Along the Himalayas converge the boundaries of South and Central Asian countries, which lend a unique geopolitical and geo-strategic importance to this region.
   This book provides a comprehensive analysis of historical, geo-political and strategic perspectives on the Himalayan Frontiers of India. Drawing on detailed analyses by academics and area specialists, it explains the developments in and across the Himalayas and their implications for India. Topics such as religious extremism, international and cross border terrorism, insurgency, drugs and arms trafficking are discussed by experts in their respective field. Himalayan Frontiers of India will be of interest to scholars in South and Central Asian studies, International Relations and Security Studies. [Verlagsinformation]

List of Contributors. vii
Preface. viii
Acknowledgments. xv
1. K. Warikoo: India's Gateway to Central Asia: Trans-Himalayan Trade and Cultural Movements Through Kashmir and Ladakh, 1846-1947. 1
2. K. Warikoo: 'Great Game' on Kashmir Frontiers. 14
3. P. N. Jalali: Gilgit Dimension of Kashmir Frontier. 36
4. Vijay Kapur: India’s Himalayan Frontier: Strategic Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century. 46
5. Afsir Karim: Strategic Dimensions of the Trans-Himalayan Frontiers. 56
6. Sat Paul Sahni: Ceasefire Line and LoC in Jammu and Kashmir: Evolution of a Border. 67
7. B. Raman: Northern Areas of Jammu and Kashmir. 78
8. M.M. Khajooria: Jammu and Kashmir: Contours and Challenges of Cross Border Terrorism. 89
9. P. Stobdan: Tibet and the Security of Indian Himalayan Belt. 102
10. B.C. Upreti: India-Nepal Open Border: nature, Issues and Problems. 122
11. Rajesh Kharat: Indo-Bhutan Relations: Strategic Perspectives. 137
12. Bibhuti Bhushan Nandy: Security of Northeast Himalayan Frontiers: Challenges and Response. 167
14. Vinod Patney: Security of Himalayan Frontiers: Role of Science and Technology, Modern Air Surveillance and Remote Sensing. 180
Notes. 191
Bibliography. 209
Index. 215

K. Warikoo is Director, Central Asian Studies Programme, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has authored several books on Kashmir, Central Asia and Afghanistan, and is founding editor of Himalayan and Central Asian Studies. Profile page.

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