publication . Doctoral thesis . 2005

How will the Indian military's upgrade and modernization of its ISR, precision strike, and missile defense affect the stability in South Asia?

Dewan, Jay P.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Mar 2005
  • Publisher: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Approved for public release, distribution is unlimited India has made a concerted effort to upgrade its ISR, precision strike, and missile defense capabilities as it competes with China and Pakistan for regional power. The Phalcon Airborne Warning and Control System, Su-30MKI fighter-bomber aircraft, and S-300PMU surface-to-air missile system are some examples of the new capabilities India is acquiring. I argue that if India continues its military modernization, Pakistan will become more insecure. The increase in the conventional military capabilities gap will likely upset the existing balance of power in South Asia, leading to a regional arms race, lowering the...
free text keywords: Balance of power, Arms race, India, Pakistan, Nuclear warfare, Nuclear crisis stability, Nuclear crisis control, South Asia, Nuclear arms control, "Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance", ISR, Precision strike, Missile defense, Stability, Instability, China, United States, Conventional Military Balance
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