ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Brezhnev Plan and the Indo-Soviet Treaty-Expectations and Frustrations

Almost immediately after the finalisation of the Indo-Soviet Treaty in August 7977, Moscow explicitly stated that this was only a step towards the realisation of an Asian security system, otherwise dubbed as the Brezhnev Plan. Soviet expectations of a larger security system evolving from the Indo-So~ viet pact were unambiguous and serious. India, on the other hand, while not altogether indifferent to an extension of the pact, has not been fully committed to the concept of an Asian security system.

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