Mandip Singh

Brig. Mandip Singh was Senior Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for details profile.

Chinese Intrusion into Ladakh: An Analysis

July 2013

The intrusion by the Chinese Army in the Ladakh sector of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) was first reported by the media on 15 April 2013.

Does China Mix Business with Politics?

June 21, 2013

China maintains a twin track relationship with most countries. While its political differences are handled diplomatically it has continued to engage such nations economically.

Li Keqiang Visit to Pakistan: Assessing the Outcome

June 5, 2013

Wide-ranging agreements and proposals were signed and discussed during Li’s visit to Pakistan. The emphasis between the two countries continues to be ‘strategic’ – ‘strategic communication’ and ‘reinforcing strategic and long term planning’.

Lure your enemy onto the roof, then take away the ladder

May 13, 2013

In the context of recent Chinese assertiveness in Ladakh, it is important to not only understand Sun Tsu but possibly also to follow him.

Lessons from Somdurong Chu Incident

April 26, 2013

Incursions and incidents of escalation are not new to India-China relations. Importantly they have been successfully diffused by a combination of adroit diplomacy, ‘show of force’ and political statesmanship.

China-Russia Relations: Bonding but Can it Endure?

April 18, 2013

This issue brief looks at the growing China-Russia relationship in the backdrop of a volatile North East Asia and the US ‘rebalancing’ to Asia –Pacific. While China-Russia relations have not always been cordial, this time it’s a win-win for both-at least for the present.

China consolidates claim in South China Sea

April 17, 2013

China continues to pursue its agenda on the South China Sea, employing its political, diplomatic and military departments in a well-coordinated and planned manner.

PLA’s Top 10 Exercises in 2012: An Analysis

March 21, 2013

An analysis of these exercises reveals some interesting insights into the People's Liberation Army (PLA) thinking, its priorities, areas of interest and countries of concern.

China’s Defence Budget: 2013-14

March 18, 2013

The PLA has been laying emphasis on human resource management. Recruitment, salaries, living standards, perks and education are likely to get an impetus with attendant advantages of morale, motivation and technology absorption.

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