Archive for the ‘China’ Category

China-Nepal Relations: The new Normal may be Troubling for India » Indian Defence Review

February 23, 2018

Beginning a new level of bilateral military engagement, Nepal will hold its first ever joint military exercise with China on February 10, 2017 named Pratikar-1 that will be on training Nepali forces in dealing with hostage scenarios involving international terror groups.

Source: China-Nepal Relations: The new Normal may be Troubling for India » Indian Defence Review

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Balancing India, China will not be easy for new Nepal PM » Indian Defence Review

February 23, 2018

KP Sharma Oli has been elected Prime Minister of Nepal for the second time, riding on the support of the left alliance, which comprises two major communist parties; Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) and Communist Party of Nepal – Maoists Cent

Source: Balancing India, China will not be easy for new Nepal PM » Indian Defence Review

China is the single most impediment to Korean Reunification » Indian Defence Review

February 20, 2018

Korean Reunification like the Germany Reunification can be brought about only when the citizens of North Korea in a massive upsurge like the East Germans tore down the Berlin Wall. Even if the above is attempted by the North Korean masses, China would not permit the end-aim to be achieved. A unified Korean Peninsula would be a strong military and nuclear power sitting on the doorsteps of China’s highly industrialised North East and it would be a comprehensive challenge to China in geopolitical, strategic and military terms.

Source: China is the single most impediment to Korean Reunification » Indian Defence Review

Resituating Menser and Darchen-Labrang in the Boundary Negotiations with China » Indian Defence Review

February 19, 2018

The recent launch of the China-Pakistan-Economic Corridor (CPEC) by China and Pakistan has provided India with a fresh impetus to assert its sovereign claim over Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK), including Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) region, which had hitherto remained in diplomatic abeyance. The Instrument of Accession signed by Maharaja Hari Singh on October 26, 1947 warranted India’s control over the entire territory of the erstwhile Princely State of Jammu & Kashmir. And, Section 4 of the Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) Constitution defined the State’s territory as comprising all the territories which, on the fifteenth day of August 1947, were under the sovereignty or suzerainty of the Ruler of the State.

Source: Resituating Menser and Darchen-Labrang in the Boundary Negotiations with China » Indian Defence Review

Rise of China and its Implication on East Asian Security Matrix » Indian Defence Review

February 19, 2018

Geographically, the East Asian region is composed of China, Japan, Mongolia, Taiwan (Republic of China), South Korea (Republic of Korea) and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea). The region has two economic powers i.e. China and Japan- the former qualifies as a true power, both economically and militarily. The history of conflicts in the East Asian theatre has been long, spanning over two world wars, the Korean War and also includes post-cold war skirmishes such as the third Taiwan Strait crisis of 1996 between the China, Taiwan and the United States. Nevertheless, peace continues to prevail, anchored on the American military presence in the region and owing to complex network of security arrangements between her and her Asian partners. Also, the gradual growth of Asian tiger economies and post-world war reconstruction effort, kept East Asia devoted to her economic agenda over the decades registering double digit growth. This in turn created opportunities for them, to develop economic interdependence and push conflicts to their sides. But, the underlying disputes and enmities continued to exist despite economic prosperity. Some key disputes from past wars remains un

Source: Rise of China and its Implication on East Asian Security Matrix » Indian Defence Review

The Increasing Nuclear Weapons Stockpile of China » Indian Defence Review

February 15, 2018

China has always perpetuated the policy of ‘minimum deterrence’ since it carried out its first nuclear weapons test in 1964. It was astonishing for the world to observe that China has never involved itself in the mad race of the armaments, even during the cold war era, when the superpowers were busy stockpiling nuclear weapons. Instead, China has always upheld the fact that it wishes to have minimum numbers of nuclear weapons which will be adequate for the purpose of deterrence only.

Source: The Increasing Nuclear Weapons Stockpile of China » Indian Defence Review

With H-6G Bomber, China Gears Up to Win Informationised Local Wars » Indian Defence Review

February 3, 2018

China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has recently deployed an H-6G electronic warfare aircraft, which is capable of high electronic jamming power and can cover relatively bigger combat areas such as the South China Sea and East China Sea. This marks a significant addition to China’s existing military composition given its electronic countermeasure capabilities in combat missions. More specifically, as noted, the aircraft’s main role is:

Source: With H-6G Bomber, China Gears Up to Win Informationised Local Wars » Indian Defence Review

South East Asia: United States & India Convergent Strategic Interests 2018 » Indian Defence Review

February 2, 2018

United States recent primacy to Indo Pacific security in its National Security Strategy 2018 and India’s primacy to its Act East Policy are implicitly focused on checkmating belatedly, China’s hegemonistic control over South East Asia, and this leads to increasing strategic convergences between the US and India.

Source: South East Asia: United States & India Convergent Strategic Interests 2018 » Indian Defence Review

China’s Growing Arms Sales to Latin America » Indian Defence Review

January 29, 2018

Over the last decade, China has made remarkable inroads into the Latin American arms market. From almost zero in 2005 to over USD 130 million in 2014, China has carefully and systematically emerged as a major arms supplier to countries of the region and has shifted from a donor of logistics and medical equipment to a significant supplier of weapons and weapons systems.

Source: China’s Growing Arms Sales to Latin America » Indian Defence Review

Illegal Arms Trade: Issues and the Way Forward » Indian Defence Review

January 29, 2018

Illegal Arms’ Trade also referred to as Arms Trafficking or Gun Running, involves smuggling of contraband weapons and/or munitions. Weapons, equipment and munitions’ trade means big business in the present day world. As billions of dollars are at stake, there is no dearth of corrupt politicians, officials and criminal elements looking for ingenious ways to manipulate and take advantage of loophole

Source: Illegal Arms Trade: Issues and the Way Forward » Indian Defence Review


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