This book explores the multifaceted aspects of India's energy security concerns. It sheds light on India's energy insecurity and explores its various dimensions, its nature and extent. It examines the role that trade, foreign and security policy should play in enhancing India's energy security. It is argued that the key challenge for India is to increase ecomic growth while at the same time keeping energy demands low. This is especially challenging with the transition from biomass to fossil fuels, the growth of the motorized private transport and rising incomes, aspirations and changing lifestyles. The book suggests that at this time there are strong arguments to lessen India's fossil fuel dependence and it argues for a need to engage with all the key sources of this dependence to implement a process of energy change.
Lt Col Vivek Dhall is a serving Infantry officer (Garhwal Rifles) who has served in various operational areas including counter insurgency in J & K (Valley) and high altitude areas. The officer was part of a brigade during Operation Vijay and part of a scouts unit during Operation Parakram. He was awarded Chief of Army Staff Commendation Card while serving in Territorial Army Directorate in Army Headquarters.