The Absent Dialogue: Politicians, Bureaucrats, and The Military in India

31 December 2019

Anit Mukherjee

In this book, Mukherjee takes a deep dive into civil–military relations in India, asking questions about military officers’ education, defence planning, promotion policies and weapons procurement. He goes on to argue that India’s military effectiveness has been compromised by the nature of the armed forces’ relationship with the country’s bureaucracy and political establishment.

Oxford University Press, 336 pages, Rs 1,100

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