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

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

    March 03, 2017

    China’s White Paper on Asia Pacific Security Cooperation: An Assessment

    Through this white paper, China has affirmed its regional ambitions and aims to shape the regional security agenda in the Asia Pacific on its stated terms.

    January 19, 2017

    Agni-V and Strategic Signalling

    In view of China’s adverse reaction to India’s missile testing, this year’s Republic Day parade could have been used for strategic signalling to arrogant entities questioning India’s ‘strategic autonomy’. Nuclear deterrence is also about demonstration and display of capabilities. If you have it, then flaunt it!

    February 09, 2017

    Benefitting from China’s Belt and Road Initiative

    Any Indian initiative which is economically prudent and culturally appropriate could neutralise those advantages China seeks to draw from its Belt and Road Initiative vis-à-vis India, and even maximise its benefits.

    November 22, 2016

    China’s One-Road-One Belt Initiative: A New Model of Global Governance

    China’s One-Road-One Belt Initiative: A New Model of Global Governance

    India should seek to ‘redefine’ OROB to add a strong component for a ‘Digital Asia’, as that is where our comparative advantage lies, and for Asian connectivity to have two nodes, in China and in India, as has been the case throughout history.

    September 29, 2016

    Riverine Neighbourhood: Hydro-politics in South Asia

    • Publisher: Pentagon Press
      2016

    Rivers are the most visible form of fresh water. Rivers are ancient and older than civilizations a ‘mini cosmos’ spawning history, tales, spirituality, and technological incursions. Flowing rivers are the largest renewable water resource as well as a crucible for both humans and aquatic ecosystem.

    • ISBN 978-81-8274-914-6,
    • Price: ₹. 895
    • E-copy available
    2016

    Ameya Joshi asked : What can India do or is doing to stop Chinese incursions into Ladakh / Uttarakhand? What is China's motive behind these incursions?

    Prashant Kumar Singh replies: The Government of India's position on Chinese incursions has been that there is a difference of perception between the two sides about where the border is. Incursions essentially result due to these differing perceptions. In addition to this, it can be argued that building military infrastructure up to the border by the two sides may also be causing incursions. Saying more than this about Chinese motives behind incursions is anybody's inference or conjuncture. Nothing can be said conclusively about this issue.

    NSG and China’s Grand Strategic Flip-flops: Some Plausible Explanations

    NSG and China’s Grand Strategic Flip-flops: Some Plausible Explanations

    Given that the NSG may not be able to withhold the India membership question for long, in spite of China’s inconsistent positions, it would be unwise on India’s part to forfeit any advantage it has on the SCS issue.

    August 24, 2016

    Shashank Setty asked: What added advantage is democracy going to offer India over China when it comes to India's rise as a future global power?

    S. Kalyanaraman replies: Since a democratic form of government is an expression of the will of the people, India is likely to enjoy greater legitimacy in the domestic and international spheres.

    The Role of India and China in South Asia

    India is often perceived as a regional power, but a closer look reveals that it is in a disadvantageous position vis-à-vis China in South Asia. The first reason is that Indian governments never had the political, economic, and military capacities to pursue their regional power ambitions with their neighbours in the long run. South Asian countries could always play the China card in order to evade India’s influence. Second, India’s new South Asia policy with the focus on trade and connectivity has improved regional cooperation since 1991.

    July 2016

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