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Missile Defence and China

Dr M.S. Prathibha is Associate Fellow at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile
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  • Monograph No. 81

    China has considerably improved its missile defence capabilities which is generally thought as a way to counter the US nuclear superiority after the abolition of the ABM Treaty. However, the Chinese responses show a broader understanding that the US nuclear superiority is more than a competition to reduce the efficiency of the Chinese deterrence. The monograph shows that the responses of the Chinese state has been influenced by its identity as a missile power that had built considerable deterrence benefits without succumbing to nuclear arms race with the US.

    About the Author

    Dr M. S. Prathibha is an Associate Fellow at the East Asia Centre in MP-IDSA. She researches on Nuclear policy and strategy of China, China's Elite Politics, military and strategic force modernisation, and East Asian security dynamics. She won the China Government Scholarship to read Political Theory and Mandarin at School of Marxism, Beijing Normal University. She is a Member of the Editorial Board of Strategic Analysis (Routledge). She received her doctorate from Chinese Studies Division, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She has Master's in International Studies and Bachelor's in Mathematics.

    Posted on August 04, 2023