18 Feb, 2009   ·    D.Suba Chandran

The book looks into limited war theory at the global level and its evolution at Indo-Pak level, besides looking into whether a limited war would secure India's interests via-a-vis Pakistan. Arms control, disarmament, and international security are the key issues in this report on the history of "limited war,"—a concept introduced by British military historian and strategist Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart at the peak of World War II—that has gathered momentum in the post-Kargil conflict period of India and Pakistan. The report explores how Liddell Hart's advocacy of limiting war differed from the arguments of the United States at the time and how they apply to the Indo-Pak conflict today.

Table of Contents

1. Limited War Theory: Origin and Growth
2. India's Limited War: In Search of a New Strategy?
3. Limited War with Pakistan: Is There Sufficient "Space"?
4. Will a Limited War Secure Indian Interests?

About the Author

D. Suba Chandran is Deputy Director, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi and is currently a Visiting Fellow at the CSRS, University of Jammu. His primary area of research includes Pakistan’s internal security, in particular Balochistan, FATA and Northern Areas. He also works on Kashmir, terrorism, particularly Suicide Terrorism. Since January 2007, he is under taking field research in Kashmir on a study titled – People, State and Violence: Conflict Transformation in Jammu and Kashmir. He also edits an annual titled Armed Conflicts and Peace Processes in South Asia

D.Suba Chandran
India Research Press

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