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National Security in Perspective

 
S.T. Das (Author)
Synopsis The power of a nation is conditioned by (i) what that nation is in relation to people and national consciousness, (ii) what it has in land and material resources. Under material resources are classified all those material things needed for maintaining a peace time economy and for waging war. To direct military planning, to participate actively in a war or even to understand military strategy and tactics, one must know the effects of geographical forces on military operations. A war cannot be planned or waged without intimate knowledge of climate, weather, topography and ground cover; The width, depth and navigability of rivers; the size and shape of oceans and adjoining seas; the existence of life lines; the shape , area and relative locations of the continents, countries and island, distribution of arable land, minerals, natural resources and manufacturing centers. The book is designed to acquaint readers with the major regional facts and principles which contribute to a nation’s development, power and policies, and upon which many aspects of strategy and security are based. This should help one to gain a better insight into India’s position in world affairs and a sounder basis for thought about the course that Indian must chart in order to maintain that position.
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About the author

S.T. Das

Dr. S.T. Das, M.A., D.E.H.M. (India), F.R.G.S. (London), F.A.G.S. (New York), M.I.B.C. (Cambridge) is a distinguished social scientist and has so far authored 43 books to his credit. He was educated at the Banaras Hindu University of Ottawa, Canada. He is one of the pioneer writers on Defence Studies and Ethnology. he has travelled widely in India and abroad and has done much work of great importance to the specialist; he has as it were, personally added many bricks to the edifice of Defence sciences, ethnological sicences and geography. He has received international fellowships from U.S.A. and Great Britain and actively associated with I.B.C. Cambridge. He served the Department of geography, University of Ottawa and was invited by the Universitis of Montreal and McGill to deliver lectures. He was also invited in the Fifth I.B.C. International Congress on Arts and Communication at San Francisco to deliver lecture. For his distinguished academic services, the I.B.C. Cambridge has included his name in their several volumes to honour him as an international author. He is also a prolific popular science writer and has written 26 books for children on a variety of subjects and received several academic awards. He is the author of several well known books which include, Indian Military: Its history and development; Tactical Military Operation; Studies in defence strategy; Air Strategy and National Defence; Geostrategis, Life style: Indian Tribes; Tribal life in the North-East India and many others.

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Bibliographic information

Title National Security in Perspective
Author S.T. Das
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1987
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121201020
length viii+173p., Bibliography; Index; 23cm.