GEOPOLITICS AND INDIA’S REGIONAL AMBITIONS IN SOUTH ASIA: A REALIST SNAPSHOT

Arshid Iqbal Dar

Abstract


States operating in anarchy according to Realism are driven by their national interest to survive. The best way to survive is to dominate the region thereby reducing the chances of being vulnerable. Geopolitics of a region offers vital incentives for the States to take advantage in their favor to boost their power which is a prerequisite as per realism to guarantee their security and survival. The present paper is aimed at analyzing India’s ambitions in South Asia within the current geopolitical scenario of region characterized by the struggle for survival among the three nuclear giants of region India, China and Pakistan through the Realist notion of survival. 


Keywords


Anarchy, Realism, National Interest, Geopolitics, Survival

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