The will to power: How India can become a leading power in the world


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As a diplomat representing the civilisational state of India abroad and then in the United Nations, I never once doubted why India should not become a great power. Equally, I never ceased agonising about the when, what and how of India getting there. So thanks to the trailblazing book, Grasping Greatness: Making India a Leading Power, edited by Ashley Trellis, Bibek Debroy and C Rajamohan, we may now have some concrete answers, if not guideposts. Being a great power is a function of capabilities, interests and recognition (US and China for example). Economic and military power, nuclear and space capabilities,...