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Aviation & Foreign Policy

Aviation & Foreign Policy

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Dr Sanat Kaul has specialised in Aviation and Space related issues. He was also India’s Permanent Representative to International Civil Aviation Organisation. He was the Founder Chairman of International Foundation for Aviation and Development, a Montreal based Think Tank. In 2007 he started a similar but independent organisation called International Foundation for Aviation, Aerospace and Drones in India and is since its Chairman.

He has spent four years in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and written a book on its Strategic implications for the Manohar Parrikar Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis which reflects in his thinking.

He has been writing articles in newspapers and journals on Aviation and Space issues. He has a Masters & PhD from University of London and a Certificate in Air and Space Law from McGill University, Canad

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ISBN 13 9789391490607
Book Language English
Binding Hardcover
Publishing Year 2022
Total Pages 256
Publisher KW Publishers
Author Sanat Kaul
Language English
Category Books  
Weight 500.00 g
Dimension 24.00 x 16.00 x 3.00

Product Details

Aviation & Foreign PolicyThis is an unusual book on relationship between civil aviation and foreign policy. The author has done a critical analysis of India’s aviation policy as well as that of its foreign policy in so far its neighbouring countries are concerned and has then tried to relate the role aviation can play to further enhance goodwill between the two.

The author has tried to convince that a policy of directed aviation connectivity to its neighbouring countries, even if flights have to be subsidised, is most necessary from a strategic point of view.

In dealing with India’s thriving and fast growing outbound tourism (which took a dive during the pandemic and will revive hopefully) he has suggested how to lure Indian nationals outbound to directions which would bring foreign policy dividends even if subsidy to airlines is needed. It might even have a better impact than India building ports, roads and other infrastructure in the neighbourhood.

In an unexpected way he has also pointed out the lacuna or the missing link in its Act East Policy by ignoring the potential of Andaman and Nicobar Islands (ANI) as an attractive high end (& low volume) international tourist destination by direct air connectivity to ASEAN countries. This will enhance India’s soft power and make the world realise that Indian jurisdiction extends right up to the Malacca straits. This is apart from the strategic importance of these islands. In the current scenario of the aggressive role of China both for India in the Himalayas as well as for ASEAN countries around South China Sea, India’s effective occupation of largely uninhibited ANI through international tourism becomes a strategic necessity.