You are here

India’s Pursuit of Energy Security

India’s Pursuit of Energy Security
Domestic Measures, Foreign Policy and Geopolitics

  • Ashok Sharma - Adjunct Faculty and Visiting Fellow, University of New South Wales Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy

468 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

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.

Foreword by V.K. Singh
Energy Security as a Concept: Thematic Issues in India’s Energy Security in Domestic and International Settings
India’s Energy Reserves and Energy Mix: Addressing the Demand in a Carbon Controlled Environment
India’s Domestic Measures to Energy Security: Exploration and Production, Privatization and Energy Efficiency
Energy Security as a Foreign Policy Priority: India’s Diversification of Energy Acquisition Sources and Exploration Abroad
India’s Quest for Atomic Energy: Diplomacy and Nuclear Agreements
India’s Quest for Energy Security Abroad: India-China Energy Geopolitics and Great Game
Key features
• The book explores India’s drive to fulfil its energy security needs in the context of the receding US hegemonic influence and the unfolding US-China-India great power game in the Indo-Pacific region.

• It argues that the satisfaction of India’s enormous energy security needs cannot be done with permanent reliance on Middle Eastern oil reserves and instead requires long-term planning and capacity-building.

• It narrates how India is progressing steadily towards attaining energy security through negotiations and deals spearheaded by successive central governments and empowered groups.

• It provides detailed coverage of the major gas pipelines and other energy exploration projects partnered by India to supplement the efforts to procure energy from friendly supplier countries.

Preview this book

For instructors

To inquire about the availability of this title for review (print and/or digital), please contact your local sales representative or call (800) 818-7243.

Select a Purchasing Option

ISBN: 9789353285395