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This book is a comprehensive examination of the dynamics of India’s energy security policy in the domestic and international context. Over the past decade and a half, energy security has been a constant driver of India’s foreign policy. Successive Indian governments have emphasized it as a major concern, next only to food security. The long-term satisfaction of India’s energy security needs calls for a fresh and multi-pronged approach. This is imperative in the light of the recent dynamics of India’s foreign policy and the challenges that India is facing in its quest for energy security, mainly in the context of diversification of sources abroad and shift to alternative sources in a carbon-controlled environment. This is further intensified in the context of the complex and competitive strategic rivalry between India and China in the Indo-Pacific region, as India looks outward and expands its outreach to meet its pressing energy security challenges. The book presents an in-depth analysis of all such domestic and foreign policy challenges and measures to meet India’s fast-growing energy demand in a competitive geopolitical environment.

India's Quest for Atomic Energy: Diplomacy and Nuclear Agreements
India's quest for atomic energy: Diplomacy and nuclear agreements

India needs to sustain its current growth rate of 7–8 per cent to alleviate poverty and meet its economic and social development goals. On top of this, India needs to provide electricity to its entire population, one-fifth of which still has insufficient access to electricity. All this require more energy. Seeing the future energy demand for its developmental process, India is exploring all possible sources of energy. Coal has been the dominant source of India's energy. However, over the past 10–15 years, India has been exploring the nuclear energy option, which has the potential to be a major source of electricity generation in India. Currently, India's nuclear ...

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