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HARSH V. PANT is Reader in International Relations in the Defence Studies Department at King’s College London, United Kingdom. He is also an Associate at the Centre for Science and Security Studies and the India Institute at King’s College London. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore; a Visiting Fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania; a Visiting Scholar at the Center for International Peace and Security Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Canada; and an Emerging Leaders Fellow at the Australia-India Institute, University of Melbourne, Australia. His current research is focused on Asian security issues. Dr. Pant’s most recent books include The US-India Nuclear Pact: Policy, Process and Great Power Politics (Oxford University Press, 2011), The Rise of China: Implications for India (Cambridge University Press, 2012), and The Rise of the Indian Navy: Internal Vulnerabilities: External Challenges (Ashgate, 2012). Dr. Pant is a graduate of Delhi University. He holds an M.A. and an M.Phil. from Jawaharlal Nehru University and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Notre Dame.
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India's perpetually reactive foreign policy ensured that India has been reacting to the actions of other actors in Afghanistan for the last decade without developing an autonomous posture. This will have serious consequences for Indian security once Western forces depart Afghanistan in 2014.