Geografie 2018, 123, 507-527

The Indian Geopolitical Thought

Ľuboš Križan, Vladimír Baar

University of Ostrava, Faculty of Science, Department of Human Geography and Regional Development, Czechia

Received September 2018
Accepted November 2018

Since its independence in 1948, India has strived to become a major geopolitical power in South Asia, and an important player in the world. Early on, India achieved significant successes especially in the developing world. Failures caused by the lost war with China include, the rise of separatism and international isolation. After 1990, India gradually became an undisputed leader in South Asia but has since faced a number of important challenges. India is trying to consolidate its geopolitical position. The main goal of the article is to analyze Indian geopolitical thought, its sources, and relevance in Indian geopolitics.


Příspěvek byl vytvořen s podporou projektu Interní grantové agentury Ostravské univerzity „Piority indické geopolitiky ve 21. století“ (SGS07/PřF/2016).


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