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03 August, 2012
Shadows of Substance: Indo-Russian Trade and Military Technical Cooperation Since 1991
Substance: Indo-Russian Trade and Military Technical Cooperation Since 1991
Shadows of Substance
is an account of trade and military technical cooperation between India and
Russia from the time of the foundation of the new Russian state at the end of
1991 to the present day. It provides the first survey of the activities of the
Indian private sector in Russia, showing how it has become pivotal to the bulk
of the commerce between the two countries. It also provides a statement on the
growing importance of India to the Russian military industrial complex.
The argument is
developed through a close examination of pre-Soviet and post-Soviet times,
bringing the story up to the present day. The book provides a background on the
economic relationship between India and the USSR, touching on the main debates
pre-1991, and examines the entry of private enterprise in an area in which the
public sector was traditionally dominant. It then traces the impact of Soviet
disintegration on the Russian Federation, and the consequences of the Russian
reforms for the economy of the new state. It locates Indo-Russian trade in
goods and collaboration in military-technical affairs within this framework.
The agreements that governed the relationship and the attempts by governments
to promote commerce are kept in mind. The course of what took place is traced
through material available from published and unpublished sources, as well as
interviews with entrepreneurs and officials.
Vasudevan is a specialist on Russian and European
affairs. He is Professor at the Department of History, Calcutta University and
Director of the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies. He was
consultant to the Department of Commerce, Government of India during 2006-7.
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