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Andaman and Nicobar Islands in light of Chinese actions in South China Sea » Indian Defence Review

October 20, 2017

The verdict of The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) rejecting China’s ownership claim on South China Sea has actually made China adopt an accommodating attitude towards some of its neighbours to gain their support, so that any change in the status quo in South China Sea does not become detrimental to the long term plans of China to establish its claimed sovereignty over the South China Sea to uphold its illegitimate claims based on historicity. As a result of this, China very pro actively took up the issue of unresolved border dispute between India and China. According to Chinese officials, some accommodation could be made on the McMahon line if India supported the claims of China in South China Sea.

Source: Andaman and Nicobar Islands in light of Chinese actions in South China Sea » Indian Defence Review

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China: Towards the 19th Party Congress » Indian Defence Review

October 18, 2017

The 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is scheduled to start on October 18. The date was announced well in advance, indicating everything has been set, including personnel changes in the Politburo (PB) of the Central Committee, as well as its Standing Committee (PBSC). This suggests that power broking by heavy weighs, especially former senior leaders, have been reduced or eliminated by Xi Jinping. There are no contemporaries of Xi who can question him.

Source: China: Towards the 19th Party Congress » Indian Defence Review

The Wounded Lion in Dragon’s ‘Peaceful Rise’ » Indian Defence Review

October 18, 2017

As defence and strategıc analyst ın Indıa and China begın to present theır post-crisis analysıs on the recent near-sımultaneous wıthdrawal of troops along the trı-junctıon between Indıa-Chına-Bhutan (Doklam), thıs presentatıon ıntends to present a synthesis wıth a objectıve to address the overall health of Sıno-Indıan relatıons. In addition to multiple categ

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Rise of China: An Enigma » Indian Defence Review

October 17, 2017

Arnold J. Toynbee, a doyen of historian, in his multi volume magnum opus ‘Studies in World History’ had predicted rise of China and India and the challenge it will pose to the West dominated world order. Toynbee wrote that when the process of industrialization going on in India and China reaches its conclusion, the huge populations of these countries will begin to weigh in the politico-military balance of the

Source: Rise of China: An Enigma » Indian Defence Review

Djibouti on New Delhi’s radar: Horn of Africa is new arena of India-China rivalry » Indian Defence Review

October 16, 2017

The visit of President Ram Nath Kovind to Djibouti (October 3 -4) is the first ever high level political visit by an Indian leader to that small nation in the Horn of Africa. While India has old, traditional trade-related linkages with this former French colony that attained independence

Source: Djibouti on New Delhi’s radar: Horn of Africa is new arena of India-China rivalry » Indian Defence Review

China’s Airborne Capability – Honed and Ready » Indian Defence Review

October 11, 2017

Since the reorganization of the PLA was ordered in January 2016, there was not much news about China’s Airborne Corps albeit it was appreciated China will continue to maintain its airborne capability in its quest of China-centric Asia and aspirations of becoming a global

Source: China’s Airborne Capability – Honed and Ready » Indian Defence Review

Doklam: India at an Inflection Point in its Quest for Regional/Global Power Status » Indian Defence Review

October 7, 2017

Doklam, was an innocuous and routine local initiative by the troops on ground. The commander there felt the need to ensure that the existing Agreements and Treaties between India and China are abided by in letter and spirit. The Chinese road makers were stoutly confronted by this courageous sub-unit of soldiers who stood u

Source: Doklam: India at an Inflection Point in its Quest for Regional/Global Power Status » Indian Defence Review

China & India: Inconceivable for Elephant and Dragon to Dance together » Indian Defence Review

October 5, 2017

Post-Dokalam Standoff in which China defused the confrontation as a political expedient to save the BRICS Summit in Beijing in September 2017, the new Chinese flavour of the season advocated by the Chinese Ambassador to India is that China believes that the “Elephant and the Dragon Can Dance Together”—totally inconceivable.

Source: China & India: Inconceivable for Elephant and Dragon to Dance together » Indian Defence Review

Doklam, BRICS and Beyond: Assessing China’s Response » Indian Defence Review | Page 2

October 4, 2017

There are circumstances in which you must sacrifice short-term objectives in order to gain the long-term goal. This is the scapegoat strategy whereby someone else suffers the consequences so that th

Source: Doklam, BRICS and Beyond: Assessing China’s Response » Indian Defence Review | Page 2

Doklam, BRICS and Beyond: Assessing China’s Response » Indian Defence Review

October 4, 2017

There are circumstances in which you must sacrifice short-term objectives in order to gain the long-term goal. This is the scapegoat strategy whereby someone else suffers the consequences so that th

Source: Doklam, BRICS and Beyond: Assessing China’s Response » Indian Defence Review


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