Book Details

Book title: General B.C. Joshi Memorial Lectures on National Security
Author(s): Nitin Karmalkar & Vijay Khare
ISBN: 9789390095230
Publication Year: 2021
Binding: HB
Pages: 220
Price: Rs. 1095 Rs. 1095
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In post COVID-19 Pandemic, the global geopolitics will be completely different and national security will become more complex. Addressing such issues along with safeguarding national interests remains a major challenge for any country or nation. Book focuses on contemporary security challenges and highlights the internal and external aspects of national security, changing nature of conflict, emerging trends, complex geo-political and security environment. This is the first book ever, which contributed by distinguished Service Chiefs from the Armed Forces, Constitutional Expert, a Governor of the State and a Defence Minister of India on various national and global security issues shared in the General B.C Joshi memorial Lectures series which includes maritime security, geo-strategic concerns of Indo-Pacific, Indian Ocean Region, proxy war, insurgency, threats to critical infrastructure, the role of Indian Air Force in security matrix and Indigenous Science and Technology. This book provides a comprehensive understanding of the national security issues, geo-political compulsions, changing environment of regional security, India’s maritime and security interests. The book reflects the role of armed forces, academia and military in national security and in national development. This book also gives a larger perspective of non-traditional security issues by focusing on the issues of drug trafficking, illegal immigration, fake currency; human trafficking and issue of climate change and argues ignoring such issues has serious implications on national security. Finally, this book enriches the ideas of India’s geo-strategic position; geo-strategic compulsions and security threats, which are significant for determining the foreign and security policies.

It is a must-read book in defence and security professionals, strategists, scholars, researchers and security and foreign policy analysts.

ABOUT Author

Prof. (Dr.) Nitin Raghunath Karmalkar is the Hon`ble Vice-Chancellor of Savitribai Phule Pune University. Prof. Karmalkar, a former Head of the Department of Environmental Science, and Department of Geology, is a well-known scientist in the field of Igneous Petrology. With more than 25 years of teaching and a number of research publications in various national and international journals, he is actively involved in academics and research along with constantly guiding various facets of academia. Over the years, he has strongly shouldered various administrative duties at Savitribai Phule Pune University. Prof. Karmalkar has worked with various research collaborators from Australia, France and Germany. He is actively involved in mentoring students for the Earth Science Olympiad. He has been nominated by the Government of India and Maharashtra, in different committees and other various corporate bodies. This background provides him with a blend of strong academics and research experience alongwith administrative expertise. Prof. Karmalkar has acted as the Vice-Chancellor of Solapur and Shivaji University Kolhapur.  Under his dynamic leadership Savitribai Phule Pune University is emerging as one of the best learning centres of Higher Education in India.

Dr. Vijay S. Khare is Professor & Head. Department of Defence and Strategic Studies (DDSS). Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU). Dr. Khare was awarded the Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship by USA and Erasmus Fellowship by the European Commission. He was also awarded Partial Fellowship by the United Nations University. Tokyo. Japan. Dr. Khare was selected for the United Nations Short Course on "Hologrammatic Terrorism" United Nations.Dr. Khare received his Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the University Grants Commission (UGC), and Social Scientist award for the research work under the Indo- French Social Scientist Exchange Programme at the Foundation Maison des Sciences de l`Homme. Paris.Dr. Khare provides an excellent leadership to all international engagements. Under his dynamic leadership, collaborations have been extended with renowned universities. He is engaged in a number of national and international projects and actively involved in European Commission funded projects. Dr. Khare is instrumental to sign MOU with Indian Air Force to establish the first ever Chair of Excellence in India, in the name of Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh  DFC and received 1 Crore Grants from Indian Air Force.

He is a former Dean. Faculty of Humanities and holds a number of academic and administrative posts. His areas of expertise are national security, non-traditional security, terrorism and counter- terrorism, peace and conflict resolution, human rights, internationalization of higher education and Ambedkar Studies.

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