JOURNAL OF DEFENCE STUDIES

India and China at Sea: Competition for Naval Dominance in the Indian Ocean, edited by David Brewster

M. Doraibabu is a serving Captain in the Indian Navy and posted at the Maritime Warfare Centre, Mumbai. The views presented in the review are his own and do not reflect the views of the Indian Navy.
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  • April-June 2019
    Volume: 
    13
    Issue: 
    2
    Book Review

    A multitude of reasons, like world geopolitics, rapid double-digit economic growth, military development, trade, presence in multinational organisations and global initiatives such as Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Maritime Silk Route (MSR), keeps China at the forefront in global news. Any discussion of world order or superpowers is incomplete without the mention of China, and more so because of its contentious maritime issues. China’s swift rise in the world order due to a strong economic surge and increasing military strength also predicates its aspiration to be a great power; and a great power status is ordained to a nation which is able to influence events, on land or sea, away from its homeland in support of the homeland.

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