CONTENTS:- 1. The Meaning, Nature and Scope of Security: An International Relations Perspective. 2. Posers of Internal Security: Indian Institutional Answers and the National Security Doctrine. 3. The Notion of Conflict and its Nature of Operation. 4. The Twin Threats of Casteism, Communialism in India. 5. Red Star Over India: Naxalism Revisited and a Few other Concerns. 6. The Volatile Vortex of Extremism and Inundation in Pakistan. 7. Afghanistan Besieged: Security Imperiled. 8. The Rise and Upsurge of Islamic Fundamentalism, Illicit Migration and its Regional Ramifications in Bangladesh. 9. Internal Security Threats to Maldives: Turmoil in the Indian Ocean. 10. The Indigenous War against Terror Mongers: The Prime Anti-National. 11. The Myth of Benign Neighbourhood: Neighbourly Contributions to India's Internal Security.
The books is a latest and informative addition to the literature on South Asia with the ministrations of the great powers such as United States, with the focus being upon the notion of internal security in the region. The internal security scenario in each of the nations in South Asia has been zeroed in upon with the emphasis being on the question of ethnicity, race, regional and cross border terrorism, the scourage of parallel economies, the threat of Naxalism, the gradual talibanisation of the region, along with the refugee and drug laundering. The underlying message is that if a nation has to prosper and attain power and status in the international firmament then it ought to learn the art of keeping the house in order.