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Prashant Kumar Singh

Prashant Kumar Singh is Associate Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.

When the Taiwanese Came Calling: Chinese Reaction and the Indian Response

March 03, 2017

Clarity, firmness and sticking to the positive territory of the relations have to be essential elements in India’s approach towards Taiwan.

Smart diplomacy: exploring China-India synergy, by P.S. Suryanarayana

January 2017

In Smart Diplomacy: Exploring China-India Synergy, P.S. Suryanarayana has sought to answer the questions: ‘Will China and India live at peace with each other? Will they be able to overcome the deficit of trust between them? Will they be able to find amicable solutions to their disputes over their borders, Pakistan, Tibet, rivers, and trade, etc.?’ (p. iv). These questions, raised by Ambassador Tommy Koh in his foreword to the book, concern all those who want a stable and productive future for the two countries that Suryanarayana characterizes as the sunrise powers of the 21st century.

Cross-Strait Relations: The Lull before the Storm?

November 23, 2016

The new direction of Cross-Strait relations, for better or worse, is largely expected only after the 19th CPC Congress in October-November 2017.

The Hague Ruling on the South China Sea: Has David Taken Down Goliath

July 14, 2016
The Hague Ruling on the South China Sea

Whether the ruling would induce China to adopt a fresh look at the dispute or it would only further complicate the domestic and regional political situations will depend on the domestic, regional and international responses in the coming days and weeks.

Assessing Power Transition in Taiwan: From KMT to DPP

June 01, 2016
Assessing Power Transition in Taiwan: From KMT to DPP

The return of DPP to power is a significant development from the point of view of cross-strait relations and security in East Asia. Given its growing thrust on ‘Act East’, India needs to take note of the political shift in Taiwan and its likely impact at the wider regional level.

Changing Contexts of Chinese Military Strategy and Doctrine

2016
Changing Contexts of Chinese Military Strategy and Doctrine

This monograph identifies the contexts which have shaped China's military strategy and doctrine. It argues that these have evolved through Party-Military relations as well as through the Chinese leadership's assessment of the international balance of power. In this framework, the monograph has traced the PLA's strategic and doctrinal transformation from a defensive one to one of limited offence, having global aspirations, affecting further changes in China's military strategy and doctrine.

North Korea: An Advance Frontier of India’s “Act East”?

December 01, 2015
North Korea: An Advance Frontier of India’s “Act East”?

Recent developments in India-North Korea relations make it an opportune time for India to devise a new approach for its engagement with the Korean Peninsula that will help redefine its Act East policy.

Asymmetrical Threat Perceptions in India–China Relations, by Tien-sze Fang

October 2015

Tien-sze Fang’s Asymmetrical Threat Perceptions in India–China Relations makes a comparative study of the threat perceptions of the two countries vis-à-vis each other. The book endorses the view that although both the countries have security concerns from each other, the threat perception in India is far more acute than in China. This asymmetry defines the relations between the two countries.

China Yearbook 2014

2014
China Yearbook 2014

Publisher: Magnum Books Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 978-93-82512-26-4
Price: Rs.995/-


An annual publication from the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), the China Yearbook is a round-up of events and issues of significance that occurred in China during the past year and covers important developments in the domestic and foreign policy spheres.

The fourth of the series, the 2014 Yearbook comprises twenty-three chapters spanning diverse yet important events that have occurred with regard to China in the year 2014. The chapters are arranged in five sections.

E-Copy available

Can Taiwan Talk ‘Political’ with the Mainland?

May 2015

An investigation into the prospects for including political talks in the cross-strait dialogue enables a better assessment of cross-strait relations. China’s push for political talks and Taiwan’s resistance to them imply that their political positions on the fundamental issues of sovereignty and ‘living space’ for Taiwan remain unchanged. Considering Taiwan’s complex domestic political scenario, which is largely against unification with Mainland China, the likelihood of Taiwan agreeing to political talks for unification is remote.

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