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The Challenges to India's National Security

Sushant Singh
Deputy Editor, The Indian Express; Lecturer, Yale University
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 12:00
Center for the Advanced Study of India Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science & Economics 133 South 36th Street, Suite 230 Philadelphia PA 19104-6215


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About the Speaker:
Sushant Singh is the Deputy Editor of The Indian Express newspaper in Delhi, where he writes about national security, international relations, higher judiciary, and investigative agencies. Before turning to journalism, he served in the Indian Army for twenty years, including multiple stints in Jammu and Kashmir. He also served as a United Nations Military Observer in Cote D’Ivoire. He is also a Lecturer in political science at Yale University. Singh is the 2017 recipient of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award, and is the author of Mission Overseas: Daring Operations by the Indian Military (2016) and co-author of Note by Note: The India Story 1947-2017 (2018).

About the Lecture:
As India grapples with renewed global attention following the recent events in Kashmir, this seminar will examine the challenges to India's national security. As an emergent power, India is an important country in Asia, with its economic and geo-political strength being noticed globally. A major share of the country’s heft comes from its national security paradigm, which has undergone a significant shift in recent years and faces both old and new challenges. This seminar will look at these challenges by examining the basis of India's national security and its evolution in its various dimensions.

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