Why is there a shipping charge for this item?
Sellers with Flipkart Assured waive off the delivery charge for Orders over Rs 500. For Orders under Rs 500, a nominal delivery charge is added per item.
Sellers without Flipkart Assured may or may not add a delivery charge to your Order. This is subject to Seller discretion.
What is the estimated delivery time?
Sellers generally procure and ship the items within the time specified on the product page. Business days exclude public holidays and Sundays.
Estimated delivery time depends on the following factors:
Why does the delivery date not correspond to the delivery timeline of X-Y business days?
It is possible that the Seller or our courier partners observe a holiday between the day you placed your order and the date of delivery, which is based on the timelines shown on the product page. In this case, we add a day to the estimated date. Some courier partners and Sellers do not work on Sundays and this is factored in to the delivery dates.
What do the different tags like 'In Stock', 'Available' mean?
Products‘In Stock’ are readily available with seller.
Products listed as ‘In Stock’ are readily available with seller.
'Preorder' or 'Forthcoming'
The product is not released yet. You can however ‘book’ an order for this. Shipping happens only after the product launch.
'Out of Stock'
Currently, the item is not available for sale. Use the 'Notify Me' feature to know once it is available for purchase.
Sometimes, items have to be sourced by Sellers from outside India. These items are mentioned as 'Imported' on the product page and can take at least 10 days or more to be delivered to you.
'Back In Stock Soon'
The item is popular and is sold out. You can however 'book' an order for the product and it will be shipped according to the timelines mentioned by the Seller.
The product is currently out of stock and is not available for purchase. The product could to be in stock soon. Use the 'Notify Me' feature to know when it is available for purchase.
This product is no longer available because it is obsolete and/or its production has been discontinued.
'Out of Print'
This product is not available because it is no longer published and has been permanently discontinued.
Why does the estimated delivery time vary for each seller?
Delivery times are influenced by product availability, geographic location of the Seller, your shipping destination and the courier partner's time-to-deliver to your location.
Please enter your default pin code on the product page to know more accurate delivery times on the product page itself.
Seller does not/cannot ship to my area. Why?
Enter your pincode on the product page to know whether the product can be delivered to your location.
If you haven't provided your pincode until the checkout stage, the pincode in your last used shipping address will be used to check for serviceability.
Whether your location can be serviced or not depends on:
At times Sellers prefer not to ship to certain locations. This is entirely at their discretion.
More answers in our Shipping FAQs »
|10 days from delivery||Damaged, Defective, Item not as described||Replacement|
If you have received a damaged or defective product or if it is not as described, you can raise a replacement request on the Website/App/Mobile site within 10 days of receiving the product.
Successful pick-up of the product is subject to the following conditions being met:
Know more about the Return Policy here
How do I place a Cash on Delivery (C-o-D) order?
All items that have the 'Cash on Delivery Available' icon are valid for order by Cash on Delivery. Add the item(s) to your cart and proceed to checkout. When prompted to choose a payment option, select 'Pay By Cash on Delivery'. Enter the CAPTCHA text as shown, for validation. Once verified and confirmed, your order will be processed for shipment in the time specified, from the date of confirmation. You will be required to make a cash-only payment to our courier partner at the time of delivery of your order to complete the payment.
Terms & Conditions
Cash-only payment at the time of delivery.
More answers in our Shipping FAQs »
India’s National Security: A Reader is an excellent book that deals with certain critical issues in Indian national security in a very clear and concise manner.
Summary Of The Book
India’s National Security: A Reader is one among the many others in the series that addresses certain critical matters in Indian politics. Essentially, the book comprises of papers on some important security challenges that India, as a nation, faces today. While discussing this subject, the book takes a long and deep look at the problems of insurgency, terrorism, nuclear issues, defence programs and strategic stability that plague the country.
India’s National Security: A Reader analyses the above mentioned issues under four sections. Together, these sections delve deep into the internal security measures taken by India. A few topics that have gained special emphasis in the book include terrorism and insurgency, domestic dangers and how India has responded to them, the country’s nuclear history and its relationships with neighboring countries. The book ends with an exhaustive discussion on the reforms needed in the defense measures of the country, a topic that is often neglected.
Published in 2013 by Oxford University Press, India’s National Security: A Reader, which has been edited by Kanti P. Bajpai and Harsh V. Pant and contributed to by several eminent people such as KPS Gill, Rajesh Rajagopalan, Sumit Ganguly, Ajay Sahni, Bethany Lacina, Bharat Karnad, Walter C. Ladwig III, George Perkovich and others, covers various issues related to national security in a very comprehensive, clear and concise manner. This makes the book an ideal read for a plethora people such as students, scholars, diplomats, experts in strategic affairs, journalists and policymakers.
About The Authors
Kanti P. Bajpai is an academic-analyst and ex-headmaster from India.
Bajpai has written South Asia After the Cold War: International Perspectives, Interpreting World Politics: Essays for A.P. Rana, International Relations in India: Theorising the Region and Nation and International Relations in India: Bringing Theory Back Home.
Bajpai hails from a family of eminent diplomats. Currently, he is the Vice-Dean of Research at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and a Professor at the National University of Singapore. A recipient of the K. Subrahmanyam Award, Bajpai is also a renowned analyst on international affairs on Indian television.
Harsh V. Pant is a writer, teacher and a researcher.
Pant has penned Indian Foreign Policy in a Unipolar World and Contemporary Debates in Indian Foreign and Security Policy.
At present, Pant is a teacher in the Department of Defence Studies at King’s College London. He is also an Associate with the King’s Centre of Science and Security Studies and a Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
Insurgency, Terrorism and State Responses
1. Evolution of the Indian Army's Counterinsurgency Doctrine - Rajesh Rajtzgapalan
2. Endgame in Punjab: 1988-93 - K.P.S. Gill
3. Terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir in Theory and Practice - Praveen Swami
4. Does Counterinsurgency Theory Apply in Northeast India? - Bethany Lacina
5. Naxalism: The Retreat of Civil Governance - Ajai Sahni
6. The Cultural Context of Moralpolitik: The Traditional Indian Statecraft, Mahatma Gandhi and the Atom Bomb - Bharat Karnad
7. Indian Nuclear Policy: 1964-98 A Personal Recollection - K Subrahmanyam
8. The Bombs That Roared: 1998 - George Perkovich
Nuclear Weapons and Strategic Stability
9. Nuclear Stability in South Asia - Sumit Ganguly
10. Ten Years of Instability in a Nuclear South Asia - S. Paul Kapur
11. A Cold Start for Hot Wars? The Indian Army's New Limited War Doctrine Walter C. Ladwig III
12. Failing to Deliver: Post-crises Defence Reforms in India, 1998-2010 - Anit Mukherjee
Notes on Contributors
3 May, 2014
My Review goes for IAS Mains GS Paper on Internal Security
12 Apr, 2014