Climate Security and Military Strategy: Implications for the Indian Armed Forces

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Climate change is increasingly shaping security narratives, including military strategy. However, the interrelationships between climate change, security and the military are conceived and approached by different states diversely. Within different states, this triangular relationship is guided by processes with varied practical/policy implications. The Indian military too has been engaging with security implications of climate change, but by using approaches distinct from Western states. The presentation analyzes ‘climatization’ of security practices, as seen in the case of the Indian armed forces, by categorizing climatizing moves as symbolic, strategic, precautionary, and transformative.

Publication Date

Summer 12-2-2021