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Pakistan's Arms Procurement and Military Buildup, 1979-99 : In Search of a Policy - Ayesha Siddiqa-Agha

Pakistan's Arms Procurement and Military Buildup, 1979-99

In Search of a Policy

Hardcover Published: 20th March 2001
ISBN: 9780333731727
Number Of Pages: 231

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This book presents a fundamental departure in presenting an analysis of the internal dynamics of defense management and decision-making in Pakistan--a new nuclear weapon state. This is an in-depth study of Pakistan's security link with its arms suppliers and defense industrial capacity, and the influence of Pakistan's army on conventional and unconventional defense decisions. The analysis is backed with numerous case studies of defense decisions carried out from 1979-99.

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'...an intriguing study of Pakistan's defence and security...a brave and informative book.' - Kanti Bajpai, New Outlook, June 11 2001

'This book is definitely the best researched book on its subject that this reviewer has come across. It is strong both on analysis and empirical fact-finding.' - Dr. Tariq Rahman, The News International, May 2001

'...filled with interesting revelations and analyses...a brave and informative book.' - Kanti Bajpai, Outlook

List of Tablesp. ix
List of Figures and Mapp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
Prefacep. xi
Forewordp. xii
Glossaryp. xiv
Introductionp. 1
Development of Threat Perceptionp. 13
The Afghan crisis and Pakistan's securityp. 13
India-Pakistan: a conflict of interestp. 17
Enhancement of threat in the Indian subcontinentp. 19
The conventional arms racep. 29
The Official Decision-Making Systemp. 35
Backgroundp. 35
The 1973 White Paper on 'Higher Defence Organization'p. 37
Management of defense decision-makingp. 38
The arms procurement decision-making processp. 50
The arms procurement funding processp. 53
Pakistan's Power Politics and Defense Decision-Makingp. 55
Direct actorsp. 55
Indirect actorsp. 75
The Cost of Military Buildupp. 79
Defense: the economic burdenp. 79
Social costp. 86
Pakistan's Arms Suppliersp. 91
Pakistan-US arms transfer links: 1979-88p. 91
Pakistan-US arms transfer links: 1988-99p. 95
Pakistan-Europe arms transfer links: 1979-99p. 103
New sourcesp. 103
Pakistan-China links: pre-1979p. 105
Pakistan-China arms transfer links: 1979-99p. 105
Military Industrial Complexp. 109
Pakistan defense production: an overviewp. 109
Defense production for the Armyp. 118
Defense production for the Air Forcep. 126
Defense production for the Navyp. 130
Research and Development establishmentsp. 132
Military Buildup Decisions, 1979-90p. 137
Pakistan's military buildup, 1979-90: an overviewp. 137
Arms procurement for the Air Forcep. 139
Arms procurement for the Armyp. 146
Arms procurement for the Navyp. 154
Military Buildup Decisions, 1990-99p. 160
Arms procurement for the Navyp. 160
Arms procurement for the Air Forcep. 169
Weapons procurement for the Armyp. 175
Mutually Assured Deterrence: the Nuclear Optionp. 178
Pakistan's nuclear option: the strategic dimensionp. 178
Nuclear proliferation: the domestic political perspectivep. 183
Nuclear proliferation: the bureaucratic perspectivep. 185
Looking Aheadp. 190
The need for military modernizationp. 190
The political scenep. 192
The economic scenep. 195
The strategic scenep. 198
Notesp. 203
Bibliographyp. 216
Indexp. 227
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ISBN: 9780333731727
ISBN-10: 0333731727
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 231
Published: 20th March 2001
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1

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