India: An Overview

  • James G. McGann


After the government transition in 2014, India faced a series of policy challenges, including infrastructural and labor reform domestically, and US–India–China relations internationally. Indian think tanks have an important role in providing information and research on fast-paced changes. The Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses (IDSA) serves to provide policy research for the Indian government, particularly in the realm of strategic affairs. IDSA has encountered various challenges, such as non-cooperative armed forces and resource scarcity, but its innovative approach that expands research foci beyond traditional national defense has placed the Institute as an influential player in the country.

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  • James G. McGann
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  1. 1.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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