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  • Act East Policy and the CLMV Countries

    India's Act East Policy and CLMV countries

    While the economic-cum-strategic thrust towards CLMV countries has to be invigorated, a re-look at the Act East Policy is warranted to give it a more north-east development oriented under-pinning.

    March 29, 2016

    Changing Contexts of Chinese Military Strategy and Doctrine

    Changing Contexts of Chinese Military Strategy and Doctrine

    This monograph identifies the contexts which have shaped China's military strategy and doctrine. It argues that these have evolved through Party-Military relations as well as through the Chinese leadership's assessment of the international balance of power. In this framework, the monograph has traced the PLA's strategic and doctrinal transformation from a defensive one to one of limited offence, having global aspirations, affecting further changes in China's military strategy and doctrine.

    2016

    The Escalating South China Sea Dispute - Lessons for India

    The Escalating South China Sea Dispute - Lessons for India

    For Indian observers, it is useful to extrapolate known Chinese position in the Indian Ocean Region and assess Beijing’s likely strategic behaviour. Indian policymakers might well recognise the fact that once China finds itself in a position of maritime advantage, diplomatic engagement has limited utility as a bargaining tactic.

    March 01, 2016

    Asia’s Buddhist Connectivity and India’s Role

    Asia’s Buddhist Connectivity and India’s Role

    India needs to start thinking about seeking a greater transformation in China from authoritarianism to embrace the culture of Buddhism and the impact such a change may entail for enduring relations between India and China.

    February 19, 2016

    Make in India and the Expanding Scope for India-Japan Defence Cooperation

    India’s defence modernisation presents enormous opportunities for the Japanese defence industry, which until recently concentrated exclusively on the domestic market in order to demonstrate Japan’s commitment to peace.

    December 29, 2015

    The ‘Road’ to Success for the “Silk Road Initiative” is via Aerospace

    The ‘Road’ to Success for the “Silk Road Initiative” is via Aerospace

    For China, the Belt and Road initiative is a long-term strategy designed for it to assume a bigger role in global affairs through the business route. Various aerial and space-based platforms will play an important in making this strategy successful.

    October 21, 2015

    The US Factor in Sino-Indian Relations: India's Fine Balancing

    The monograph seeks to determine the extent to which the US is a factor as an intervening variable in the complex relationship between the two countries. The study attempts to probe the research question as to how China perceives U.S policy towards India in particular, and whether growing Indo-US ties can affect China's security interest negatively.

    2015

    China as a Peer of the United States: Implications of the Joint Statement of September 25, 2015

    China as a Peer of the United States: Implications of the Joint Statement of September 25, 2015

    China is emerging as a peer and partner of the United States in international affairs. India’s response should be to work with China to make the ‘Asian Century’ a reality and shape the future global agenda.

    October 01, 2015

    China’s Victory Day Celebrations: Politics of War, Memory and Legitimacy

    China’s Victory Day Celebrations: Politics of War, Memory and Legitimacy

    Japan is in denial mode about its role during World War II while China is attempting to gain legitimacy for its regional ambitions by leveraging the memory of its suffering in that war.

    September 04, 2015

    Forum for India Pacific Islands Cooperation moves ahead

    Forum for India Pacific Islands Cooperation moves ahead

    FIPIC-2 has added substantially to the package of projects and activities. This has now to be matched by delivery and implementation, which are challenging tasks for the Indian government.

    August 25, 2015

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