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The US Dollar and Global Hegemony

The US Dollar and Global Hegemony

The book traces the origins of US hegemony from the planning conducted by the Council on Foreign Relations in the late 1930s to the implementation of strategies for US dominance at the Bretton Woods conference of 1944, where the US dollar was installed as the world's reserve currency. The book demonstrates how the US dollar's reserve currency status underpinned the economic primacy and power of the United States in the post-war period. It highlights the importance of the 1974 deal between the United States and Saudi Arabia to exchange US dollars for Saudi oil. It also examines the debate about the future of the US dollar's status within the global financial system.

Law for the Common Man

Law for the Common Man

It has been generally believed among different sections and groups of the society that legal Education is only for the Law students, Lawyers etc. But have you ever thought that how important role can Basic legal Education Plays in our daily life. It is very necessary for every person to have certain knowledge of Law, otherwise it would become very difficult for him to tackle several problems, from consumer protection to fundamental rights. One of the reasons for popular dissatisfaction with the administration of justice is the uncertainty of Law which sometimes results in miscarriage of justice. The multiplicity of interpretations, the inadequacies of legislative drafting, ambiguities in policies and the variety of languages in which transactions are made add to the confusion and make repeated litigation inevitable. This book "Law for the Common Man" will be of immense help for layman to understand the legal issues in simple and effective manner. This book will be of immense help to make people aware about their rights and duties.

Soldier Mountaineer: The Colonel Who Got Siachen Glacier for India

Soldier Mountaineer: The Colonel Who Got Siachen Glacier for India

In the annuals of Indian Mountaineering Colonel Narinder Kumar, affectionately called 'Bull' by his friends due to his physical prowess, has played a highly significant role. Without him the History of Indian mountaineering would have been quite different. The author Colonel N N Bhatia along with inputs from Col Bull himself has endeavored to put across a compelling and absorbing account of the life and times of Narinder Kumar who took Indian mountaineering and mountaineering in the army to sublime heights. The appeal of 'Soldier Mountaineer' will surely stretch beyond the Army libraries to all adventure lovers in India and abroad.

India's Relations With The International Monetary Fund (IMF): 25 Years In Perspective 1991-2016

India's Relations With The International Monetary Fund (IMF): 25 Years In Perspective 1991-2016

"From one of India's senior Civil Servants, a brilliant analysis of the critical moments in India's economic History and the future of multilateralism in the International Monetary Fund that could decide the future of global crisis resolution. V. Srinivas - distinguished Additional Secretary to Government of India, former Advisor to the Executive Director International Monetary Fund and Private Secretary to Finance Minister of India, a widely acclaimed administrator and academician - provides a comprehensive analysis of several big events that stand out in India's relations with the International Monetary Fund based on 17 months of research and interviews. India's Relations with the International Monetary Fund 1991-2016 provides insights into India's role as a Founding Member of the IMF, India's IMF programs of 1966, 1981 and 1991, India's gold purchases from the IMF in 2010, the rise of G20 and India's emergence as the fastest growing major economy in the world. V. Srinivas highlights the role of the IMF as the lender of last resort, the IMF as an institution of asymmetric power in dealing with member countries, the enhanced role of the IMF post-2008 Global Financial Crisis and the Rise of China in the International Monetary System. "India's relations with International Monetary Fund 1991-2016: 25 years in perspective" is the first comprehensive study on the subject that offers deep insights into an Institution that has influenced the global economy in a significant way. "

Borders and Battles: A Concise Military History of Modern India

Borders and Battles: A Concise Military History of Modern India

The author has in simple language made it possible to understand the role of the Indian Army in guarding its frontiers. The book indeed is a Reference work for anyone wishing to delve deeper and do research on the origin of borders that India inherited at independence, the present status the sacrifices made and the continuing vigil that is required in challenging Environment of not so friendly neighbors.

Tibet: When the Gods Spoke India Tibet Relations (1947-1962) Part 3 (July 1954 - February 1957)

Tibet: When the Gods Spoke India Tibet Relations (1947-1962) Part 3 (July 1954 - February 1957)

Volume 3 of this series "India-Tibet Relation" looks into the consequences of the Chinese presence on the Tibetan plateau. Ironically, the period 1954-1957 saw the first Chinese intrusions into Indian territory, particularly in Barahoti, a small flat grazing ground in today's Uttarakhand. On the diplomatic front, it starts with the Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai's visit to Delhi in June 1954, followed by Jawaharlal Nehru's trip to Beijing in October; at the end of 1956. It culminates with the visit of the Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama, accompanied by Zhou, to Delhi for the 2500th anniversary of the birth of the Buddha. We witness the slow erosion of the Tibetan control over the Land of Snow's administration and the rapid building of roads towards the Indian borders...including through the Aksai Chin of Ladakh.

Rs. 1485.0

A Shield Against the Bomb: Ballistic Missile Defence in a Nuclear Environment

A Shield Against the Bomb: Ballistic Missile Defence in a Nuclear Environment

For every major military invention in human history, there has quite always been a countervailing technology. Nuclear weapons have, however, remained an exception. Ballistic missile Defence (BMD) has, in recent years, emerged as a formidable means to defend against nuclear-armed delivery Systems though yet to prove their total reliability. What does the advent of BMD mean for the nuclear revolution - will it make nuclear weapons obsolete or in turn lead to a new arms race among great powers? This book is a concise volume that examines these strategic dimensions of missile Defences, mainly its impact on deterrence. It promises thematic variety by incorporating a technological survey that explains the evolution of BMD concepts and also includes a case study of Southern Asia that throws light on BMD dynamics in a volatile region. The volume balances new conceptual inquests with policy analysis that will make it useful Literature on BMD for academics and policymakers.

The Cassandra Effect: Future Perceptions on Air Power

The Cassandra Effect: Future Perceptions on Air Power

Air power has been an element of military power for just over a century. However, its ability to project power as part of a nation's quest for security and protection has now been acknowledged as second to no other element of national power. Air power's efficacy has been demonstrated time and again in the past few decades. Technology is the fundamental factor around which the development, application and sustainment of air power is built. This fundamental fact will hold true for the future. This book is a look at the possible future developments that could take place in air power. It provides considered perceptions of how air power will be driven forward by technology and examines the possibilities and pitfalls that will come with its inexorable movement forward. The only surety is that air power will continue to be a critical element of national power well into the foreseeable future.

India and EU: An Insider's View

India and EU: An Insider's View

A popular myth maintains that Indo-EU relations are best viewed through the British prism. With Brexit taking place a new India- Eu relationship is about to emerge. This book traces the past and explains the present state of the relationship between India and EU.

Legitimacy of Power: The  Permanence of Five in the Security Council

Legitimacy of Power: The Permanence of Five in the Security Council

The Security Council remains mired in its World War II origins. The victors, the US, Russia, China, Britain, and France, continue to control it with their permanent membership and the veto. The book traces the origins of international Security cooperation and scrutinizes the moorings of the Security Council's powers in international law.

Human Rights in the Indian Armed Forces: An Analysis of Article 33

Human Rights in the Indian Armed Forces: An Analysis of Article 33

The Military Plays an important role in nation-building and national security. Notwithstanding special requirements of Military life, the members of the armed forces should enjoy the rights guaranteed in the Constitution and other relevant international human rights treaties which India has ratified to the extent that those rights are available to other citizens of the country. The guarantee of a fair trial should apply to all proceedings under the Military legal system, including summary trial and summary Systems of court martial. The Government must ensure the economic, social, and cultural rights of Military personnel including housing, medical care, education, free legal aid and social security. Derogations of the Fundamental Rights under Article 33 should not be carried so far as to create a class of citizens who are not entitled to the benefits of the liberal interpretation of the Constitution. This book is aimed at all those who are involved in promoting, protecting, and enforcing the rights of not only the members of the armed forces, but also the other forces engaged in the Security of the country. It will of relevance to parliamentarians, Government officials, Military authorities and members of the civil Society who have a stake in the armed forces.

Legitimacy of Power: The  Permanence of Five in the Security Council

Legitimacy of Power: The Permanence of Five in the Security Council

The Security Council, the all-powerful UN body for maintaining World peace, remains mired in its World War II origins. The victors, the US, Russia, China, Britain, and France, continue to control it with their permanent membership and the veto. Their confrontations emasculated the Council during the Cold War and their cooperation spawned questionable Military actions thereafter. The book traces the origins of international Security cooperation and scrutinizes the moorings of the Security Council's powers in international law. It critiques the permanent five's manipulation of the Council to aggressively strengthen their global dominance and legitimise their exercise of power. Their doctrines and actions in Countries like Iraq, Yugoslavia, and Libya have hindered the Council's evolution as a responsible body which has the trust of a globalising world. This book is an essential read for practitioners and scholars to understand the Security Council and the failure to reform it.

Rethinking Contemporary Indian Polity

Rethinking Contemporary Indian Polity

This book talks about the Indian political regime after 2014. It explores the changing meaning of diaspora and reflects upon the nature and features of Diaspora Policy of Prime Minister Modi and its impact on the changing perception about India in the world. The book also gives a glimpse of gender based perspective on how Security of the Environment promotes gender security. It also explores the adequate options existing for Women to participate in order to improve human Security in current political regime. A review of social welfare policies of current Government is another highlight of this book; the present Government's social welfare schemes aim to make programmes and schemes more efficient and give priority to empowerment of the vulnerable sections of the Society including women, Children and the marginalised. It also emphasises on the fact that Indian federalism is conducive to the social structure of India which has a plural and multicultural socio-cultural split. Furthermore, it explains how India followed a geopolitical code of Regional `brothers', a foreign policy belief system. The issue of Maoism and failure of the policy is also discussed in this tome. There is an emphasis on National Security which symbolizes a sense of confidence that the Government of a sovereign state is able to instill into its citizenry through its proactive approach and actions. Moreover, there is an enhanced focus on the increasingly localised economic development, which is a global concern, and currently gaining momentum.

India and its Emerging Foreign Policy Challenges

India and its Emerging Foreign Policy Challenges

India's endeavour under Prime Minister Modi is to actively interact and cooperate with the international community and to promote India's Regional and global objectives. India has tried to deepen her engagements with the South Asian neighbours, as also built important strategic partnerships with U.S, Russia, Korea and Japan. There has been an upward trajectory in India's Act East Policy, and her engagement with the Southeast Asian and East Asian Countries has enlarged. In her Look West Policy, India is simultaneously, trying to balance her relationship with the Gulf nations and Israel. Thus, India is slowly expanded its diplomatic footprint and its outreach, to both, existing as well as new partners. This book is a joint effort by United Service Institution of India and Christ University, Bengaluru. It is a collection of views expressed by various scholars and experts on different Issues faced by the India's Emerging Foreign Policy.

Pakistan's Tactical Nuclear Weapons: Giving the devil more than his due?

Pakistan's Tactical Nuclear Weapons: Giving the devil more than his due?

Amidst many developments in the constantly evolving Indo-Pak conflict paradigm, the latest and perhaps the most intriguing has been the induction of Tactical Nuclear Weapons (TNWs) by Pakistan. While nuclear sabre rattling is not new to Pakistan's strategy, this Time around there seems to be a strong pitch among Security analysts to project these as the proverbial 'Brahmastra' in its possession, foreclosing any sort of Military retaliatory strike by India. This is significant at a Time when sporadic Pak sponsored terror attacks on Indian soil continue unabated. For the Indian Security analysts this raises some pertinent questions. * Is the threat of TNWs credible enough to deter India from launching a suitable Military response to a Pakistan supported terror attack? * Does induction of TNWs by Pakistan materially alter the Indo-Pak nuclear balance and consequently, the direction any Future conflict may assume? * What are the response options for India to retain/ restore the nuclear as well as overall Security balance? This book is an endeavor to find answers to all these. In the process, the author attempts to explore how the two protagonists view nuclear deterrence, what is the relevance of nuclear weapons for both of them, how are the fundamental drivers of the ongoing conflict and the ever changing dynamics and influences in the region affecting it. Using these parameters and the technical capabilities of TNWs believed to be held by Pakistan, the author constructs five possible scenarios for the foreseeable future. The outcome is interesting as it answers the fundamental question - are Pakistan's TNWs indeed the game changer they are being touted as or are we giving the devil more than his due?

Rs. 580.35

Technology and International Relations: Challenges for the 21st Century

Technology and International Relations: Challenges for the 21st Century

This book focuses on the role of Science and Technology in foreign relations. A wide range of Science and Technology Issues have become the subject of international negotiations over the years. This trend could continue and even accelerate in the future, raising a number of questions. Science, Technology, and Diplomacy are growing more closely interrelated as human knowledge expands. Countries that take advantage of this trend will gain an edge over others. This book starts from the past and looks towards the 21 st century. A number of Science and Technology related sectors have been examined, in varying detail, to draw some conclusions and highlight areas where diplomacy may be required. Also examined is the question of how Science and Technology related Issues could be managed through diplomacy. This book would help diplomats to better understand some of the Science and Technology related Issues that have come into the arena of International Relations in one way or other. It may also help scientists and technologists to better appreciate the complexities of International Relations and the impact that Science and Technology have on them. For the Business community, it may provide motivation for the need for awareness and preparing for the disruptions caused by Technology changes as well as for seizing the Opportunities afforded by such changes. For the public, it may provide a better understanding of how Scientific advances can affect their lives and Society in general.

Rs. 726.35

Media, Conflict and Peace in Northeast India

Media, Conflict and Peace in Northeast India

The media have a special relationship with conflict situations, external or internal which has been an integral part of the History of a country as well as the world. Northeast India has been beset with insurgencies for more than half-a-century. The Nagas rebelled in the early 1950s and since then insurgency in some form or the other has spread to all the states of the northeast, popularly known as seven sisters. While insurgency in the northeast India is taking a toll of the Law and order, peace, stability, progress and foreign relations; it is also causing irreparable harm to the press, the developments and the decision making process in administration. So, should it be the media's mission to promote peace, democracy and growth in this region? This edited volume contains ten Essays written by prominent media persons with first-hand experience of reporting on conflicts in northeast India. It provides the broad range of factors including the manner in which media operates and their relationship to the various ethnic conflicts in the region. This book is perhaps the first of its kind which explored many possibilities how to restore peace and public's confidence in the region by engaging media as facilitator in the process.

Strategic Vision 2030: Security and Development of Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Strategic Vision 2030: Security and Development of Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Andaman & Nicobar Islands located over 1200 km to India's East are nature's bounty inherited by India during the process of our Independence. Located on the strategic Sea Lines of Communication connecting the Indian Ocean to the Asia-Pacific region and sitting at the entrance of the Malacca Straits, they provide India with strategic reach and could act as a launch pad in the geographical vicinity of South-East Asia.In this book, the authors have brought in their nuanced views on Issues of geopolitical reality of the 21st century, the importance of these islands, and the contribution that these islands could make to the Security of mainland India. The book initially provides an insight into the present global strategic Environment focusing especially on the Indian Ocean Region, the Chinese 'String of Pearls' strategy as well as China's 'Malacca Dilemma'. It further brings out the strengths of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, their strategic significance and recommends a way ahead for their development. It finally suggests a set of comprehensive set of policy recommendations.

Books published by VIJ Books (India) Pty Ltd at best prices | Best of VIJ Books (India) Pty Ltd (39 books)

Books published by VIJ Books (India) Pty Ltd at best prices | Best of VIJ Books (India) Pty Ltd (39 books) Price
The US Dollar and Global Hegemony Rs. 446.0
Law for the Common Man Rs. 361.0
Soldier Mountaineer: The Colonel Who Got Siachen Glacier for India Rs. 615.0
India's Relations With The International Monetary Fund (IMF): 25 Years In Perspective 1991-2016 Rs. 896.0
Borders and Battles: A Concise Military History of Modern India Rs. 680.0
Tibet: When the Gods Spoke India Tibet Relations (1947-1962) Part 3 (July 1954 - February 1957) Rs. 1485.0
A Shield Against the Bomb: Ballistic Missile Defence in a Nuclear Environment Rs. 521.0
The Cassandra Effect: Future Perceptions on Air Power Rs. 398.0
India and EU: An Insider's View Rs. 525.0
Legitimacy of Power: The Permanence of Five in the Security Council Rs. 475.0
Human Rights in the Indian Armed Forces: An Analysis of Article 33 Rs. 950.0
Legitimacy of Power: The Permanence of Five in the Security Council Rs. 940.0
Rethinking Contemporary Indian Polity Rs. 591.0
India and its Emerging Foreign Policy Challenges Rs. 697.0
Pakistan's Tactical Nuclear Weapons: Giving the devil more than his due? Rs. 580.35
Technology and International Relations: Challenges for the 21st Century Rs. 726.35
Media, Conflict and Peace in Northeast India Rs. 487.5
Strategic Vision 2030: Security and Development of Andaman & Nicobar Islands Rs. 637.5
A Concise History of Islam Rs. 1950.0
Managing Everyday Stress Rs. 518.0
Time Management Rs. 559.0
Party Games: 1 Rs. 371.0
Amazing North East-Nagaland Rs. 530.0
Human Rights and Justice: International Documents Rs. 914.0