1. For a detailed study of the impact of the disintegration of the USSR on India’s Security, see Abhijit Ghosh, ‘The Break-up of the Soviet Union and Its Impact on India’s Security’ in Arun Kumar Banerji (ed.), Security Issues in South Asia: Domestic and External Sources of Threats to Security, Calcutta: Minerva Associates, 1998, pp. 132–53.
2. In the second half of the 1980s, India was the leading Third-World and Asian purchaser of Soviet arms. During 1987–91, 79 per cent of India’s arms purchases had come from the USSR. Cited in Ramesh Thakur, The Politics and Economics of India’s Foreign Policy, Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1994, p. 114.
3. Ross H. Munro, ‘The Loser: India in the Nineties’, National Interest, Summer 1993, pp. ...