International Relations/Diplomacy
China
String of Pearls or A Garrotte

While China Skilfully Plays With Wei Qi, India seems to be playing noughts and crosses China’s relations with our neighbours have two dimensions. One, its policies towards them are derived from the state of its relations with India. Two, they

China’s Involvement in India’s Internal Security Threats

Unlike Pakistan, the involvement of China in meddling with India’s internal security is not a simple story of ‘sub-conventional warfare. It is more nuanced and complex. Under Mao Zedong, China supported revolutionary insurgencies throughout the w

The Evolving Threat from PLA along Indo-Tibetan Border: Implications

Early this month the Research and Analysis Wing in its threat assessment conveyed to the government that "there was a possibility of a skirmish or an incident triggered by China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC). ...Beijing was contemplating suc

Military Threat from China: R&AW Report sets Alarm Bells Ringing

A recent intelligence report, purportedly issued by the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), India’s external intelligence agency, has warned of the clear and present danger of a conflict being initiated by China along its border with India ostensibl

PLA Sharpening its Claws in Tibet

In the second week of June PLA conducted an exercise with live fire practice for their anti-tank units in Tibet to test their precision strike capabilities. This training exercise was a sequel to a major live-fire air attack drill conducted in Marc

China’s Cyberwar Doctrine: Implications for India

In alarming front page news reports published by several Indian newspapers in 2009 and 2010, Chinese cyber spies were reported to have hacked into computers and stolen documents from hundreds of government and private offices around the world, includ

Ties with China, US not Exclusive

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s visit to India on June 5-6 and the third round of the India-US Strategic dialogue at Washington on June 13 have provoked much commentary on the direction of our relations with the US. Those strongl

Sea Dragon or Manatee- Red China Aircraft Carrier

The sailing of the former Varyag to be christened Shi Lang, a Qing Dynasty admiral who in 1681 conquered the Kingdom of Tungning — a territory better known today as Taiwan; reminds the author of the Gunter Grass poem

“THE SEA BATTLE

PLA Navy Long Legs from the Coast to the Blue Water and Deep Seas

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power”. Tao Te Ching The Chinese Navy nee the People’s Liberation Army Navy has been evolved on the above phil

Recent Political Turmoil inside the Communist Party of China

The Downfall of Bo Xilai While the world is busy in finding a peaceful solution for Syrian crisis, and saving the Euro Zone, the world’s largest Communist Party of China (CPC) is currently undergoing a power struggle where one of the most

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