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  • Impressions of China Visit

    March 2009

    Debating China's 'RMA-Driven Military Modernization': Implications for India

    This article intends to examine the notion of 'Revolution in Military Affairs' (RMA) in China and how the People's Liberation Army (zhongguo renmin jiefangjun) is thrusting RMA initiatives on its modernization programme. It sheds light on the issue of China's 'RMA-Driven Military Modernization' programme and situates the effect of these initiatives in the Indian context.

    March 2009

    11th Panchen Lama: Tibet has made progress since abolition of serfdom; Peoples Daily critical of the idea of “greater Tibet” as proposed by the 14th Dalai Lama; Military exercises between China and Pakistan conclude;

    March 2009
    Volume: 
    3
    Issue: 
    1

    The 11th Panchen Lama, Gyaincain Norbu, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Democratic Reforms in Tibet stated that the Tibetan people could achieve progress only under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

    2009
    Taxonomy upgrade extras: 

    The Obama Administration and China

    Prior to the Democrats coming to power the Chinese Communist Party believed that the Barack Obama administration will push harder on Human Rights and other sensitive issues. The stability in relations between Washington and Beijing during the Bush era appeared to be on test given that both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were quite critical of China during their election campaigns.

    March 05, 2009

    China’s Naval Force Projection off Somalia

    Call it China’s new military diplomacy or emerging naval strategy. A Chinese naval fleet arrived in the Gulf of Aden off the Somalian coast on January 6, 2009 to carry out the first escort mission against pirates. On February 18, 2009, in an efficient display of its growing naval capabilities, the fleet completed its twenty first mission (the largest held so far in the series) of escorting merchant ships in this region.

    March 02, 2009

    Tibet: Connectivity, Capabilities and Consequences

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    January 09, 2009
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    Exploring India – Kazakhstan Transport Linkages

    Economic growth in the Asian region and emerging opportunities for interregional trade are creating a demand for viable transport connectivity, land-linking arrangements, and important transit services. However, due to geographical and geopolitical attributes, India and Central Asian countries have been confronted with a range of constraints which have hitherto inhibited a full realization of two-way trade and commerce. The problems of distance have been substantially compounded by the instability factor in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    December 22, 2008

    China in Asia: Strategic Goals & Emerging Patterns in its Periphery Policy

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    December 12, 2008
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    China and the Global Financial Crisis

    The global financial crisis which had been brewing for some time began to unfold in the middle of 2008. Stock markets around the world have nosedived, large financial institutions have collapsed or been bought out, and governments of even the wealthiest nations have had to come up with rescue packages to rescue their financial systems. The crisis stemmed from the collapse of the US sub-prime mortgage market and the reversal of the housing boom in other industrialised economies.

    December 04, 2008

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