INDIA AND ISRAEL DEFENSE RELATIONSHIP IN THE CONTEXT OF OFFENSIVE REALISM

Fatih Kiliç, Aabid M. Sheikh

Abstract


India, which sustains its economic upturn in the 21st century, has great security concerns in its region. After the end of the Cold War, India decided to modernize its army equipped with Soviet-made old weapons. In this process, it has initiated both the Indigenous Arms Industry program and developed defense relations with the world's leading countries. India signed huge arms deals with Israel in 2000, which did not establish any diplomatic relations until 1992, taking into account the sensitivities of the Muslim population in its possession. This development, when assessed in the context of offensive realism, indicates that India can follow an aggressive attitude in an attempt to threaten its national security in the coming years.


Keywords


Arm deals; India; Israel; Modernization process; Offensive realism; Security concerns

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