The Indian Ocean: Big Power Presence and Local Response; India in Soviet Global Strategy: A Conceptual Study

In This Review

The Indian Ocean: Big Power Presence and Local Response

By K. R. Singh
South Asia Books, 1978
336 pp. $15.00
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India in Soviet Global Strategy: A Conceptual Study

By Jyotirmoy Banerjee
South Asia Books, 1977
201 pp. $12.50
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These two books reflect continuing Indian interest and concern with the policies and military presence of the superpowers in the subcontinent and Indian Ocean area. Banerjee's conceptual study is less notable for concepts than for its relatively benevolent characterization of Soviet policy. Singh's study adduces many facts, interprets them rather freely, and points its arguments toward the goal of an Indian Ocean community not including the big powers.