Pakistan’s Arms Procurement and Military Buildup, 1979–99

In Search of a Policy

  • Ayesha Siddiqa-Agha

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Ayesha Siddiqa-Agha
      Pages 1-9
  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Ayesha Siddiqa-Agha
      Pages 13-34
    3. Ayesha Siddiqa-Agha
      Pages 35-54
    4. Ayesha Siddiqa-Agha
      Pages 79-90
    5. Ayesha Siddiqa-Agha
      Pages 91-108
    6. Ayesha Siddiqa-Agha
      Pages 109-133
  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Ayesha Siddiqa-Agha
      Pages 137-159
    3. Ayesha Siddiqa-Agha
      Pages 160-177
    4. Ayesha Siddiqa-Agha
      Pages 178-189
    5. Ayesha Siddiqa-Agha
      Pages 190-202
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 203-231

About this book


The strategic imperative is held as the primary explanation for Pakistan's military buildup. This book presents a fundamental departure in presenting an analysis of the internal dynamics of defence management and decisionmaking in Pakistan - a new nuclear weapon state. This is an in-depth study of Pakistan's security link with its arms suppliers and defence industrial capacity, and the influence of Pakistan's Army on conventional and non-conventional defence decisions. The analysis is backed with numerous case studies of defence decisions carried out from 1979-99.


army complex Defence development dynamics management perception Policy politics state

Authors and affiliations

  • Ayesha Siddiqa-Agha
    • 1
  1. 1.IslamabadPakistan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2001
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-40677-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-51352-5
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