India’s View on Human Security: Citizens First, Holistic Urbanisation and Cooperation with the European Union

By Gauri Khandekar (09/27/2016)

This paper explores India’s views on the human security debate and scope for cooperation with the European Union. It makes the case that while India has long been criticised especially in the West for not supporting the notion of human security, this criticism is largely misplaced. In reality the country is arguably making the largest contribution to further global human security. This paper aims to shed light on India’s interpretation and implementation of human security and the country’s approach to human security at the international level. Finally, the paper will recommend how the EU and India could optimally cooperate on the subject.