Gunjan Singh

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  • Gunjan Singh is Research Assistant at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile

    Hu Jintao: China's Silent Ruler by Kerry Brown

    Chinese economic and military growth in the last decade has heightened interest in the country's functioning and political system. The world at large is highly intrigued by the way the Chinese political system functions and there is also a curiosity regarding the strengths and weaknesses of this system.

    January 2013

    The Delhi Incident and China’s Information vs Security Paradox

    The CCP is so concerned about stability and peace that the only way it thinks it can continue in power is by controlling what the Chinese people read and listen to.

    January 08, 2013

    The Existing Biological Threat: Evaluating the Seventh Review Conference of the BTWC

    The Existing Biological Threat: Evaluating the Seventh Review Conference of the BTWC

    Bio terrorism is emerging more as possibility in the 21st century not only because of the changing nature of terrorism but also because of rapid growth in life sciences. These developments have been a concern for the BWC regime. In this backdrop the paper discusses the 7th Review Conference which was concluded in December 2011.

    The Military Media and its Relevance for China

    The role of the media in China has been one where it is expected to be the ‘mouthpiece’ of the party. Media outlets have been used by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) as propaganda wings and are expected to inform the people about the CCP’s policies and actions. In addition, the introduction of the Internet has transformed the media landscape. There has been a steady increase in the number of Internet users and blogs in China.

    July 2012

    Anthrax Threat in Pakistan, Global Context and Regional Consequences

    Reports of Anthrax threat to Pakistani officials raises important questions regarding its spread in South Asia. It also exposesPakistan’s vulnerabilities to bioterrorism and calls for urgent attention at appropriate levels.

    Investigative Journalism in China: Journalism, Power and Society by Jingrong Tong

    There have been a number of transformations within China since the opening of the Chinese economy in 1978. The changes are not confined to economy only but have had effects on other aspects as well. One of the major areas witnessing unprecedented changes is the state–society dynamic. The media has played an important role in managing the state–society relations in China. The Chinese media has traditionally played the role of the ‘mouth piece’ of the party, as is expected in any authoritarian communist system.

    July 2012

    China's White Papers on Space: An Analysis

    China's space programme is not only an attempt to demonstrate technological or military superiority, but is aimed at achieving great power status.

    January 20, 2012

    China’s 2011 White Paper on Space: An Indian Perspective

    Instead of decrying the edge China has achieved over India, it is important to critically evaluate the actual benefits that accrue from manned space flights and the Space Station.

    January 12, 2012

    Changing Media, Changing China by Susan L. Shirk (ed.)

    The opening up of the Chinese economy in 1978 was a watershed event in Chinese history. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) decided to open up certain sections of the economy in order to maintain good economic growth.

    January 2012

    Breivik’s Interest in Anthrax and Religious Extremism

    The history of the use of biological agents by non-state actors indicates that radical groups, religious fanatics and even disgruntled scientists have engaged in bioterrorism

    August 02, 2011