International Relations/Diplomacy
China
Enter The Dragon

In the background of a perceived shift in global power from the West to the East, future relations between a rising China and India are a fit subject for analysis and speculation. The title of Bertil Lintner’ book - “Great Game East: India, C

Strategic Posture Along China – India Borders is India Prepared?

The Context – Strategic Scenario China’s rise as a major international actor is certainly a defining feature of the strategic landscape of 21st Century. It certainly has ramifications for the entire world but most definitely for the Fa

China’s Emerging War Concepts

The People’s Liberation Army has launched a rapid modernisation drive to prepare for 21st century warfare and to enable China to project military power well away from its land borders and territorial waters. The new type of war that is

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

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