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  • 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

    The Abe Statement: Reading the Politics behind the 70th Anniversary of WW II

    The Abe Statement: Reading the Politics behind the 70th Anniversary of WW II

    While it is Japan’s responsibility to pave the road to reconciliation, but for any meaningful progress China and South Korea must reciprocate since reconciliation is a two-way process.

    August 24, 2015

    India through the Chinese Lens

    India through the Chinese Lens

    How did the Chinese media portray Prime Minister Modi’s May 2015 visit? And what does that indicate about official China’s perceptions of India given that the coverage of India in the Chinese media is overwhelmingly State-controlled?

    August 04, 2015

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