Srikanth Kondapalli

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  • Dr. Srikanth Kondapalli was Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.

    Revolution in Military Affairs with Chinese Characteristics

    While China’s interest in Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) dates back to the mid-1980s, the Western hi-tech precision military action in the 1991 Gulf War; the 1999 Kosovo war; the 2003 Iraq war and the continuing Afghan campaign have all convinced it to opt for the RMA, albeit within the limits of Chinese technology, organisation, and defence budget.

    July 2011

    Hu Jintao's Visit to the United States: Uneasy Partnership

    During his four-day visit to the United States from April 18 to 21, 2006, President of the People's Republic of China (PRC) Hu Jintao attended a dinner hosted by Microsoft founder Bill Gates, visited the Boeing plant at Seattle, met President George W. Bush at the White House, attended a dinner hosted by US business firms like Wal-Mart, General Motors, Citigroup and Walt Disney and addressed the Yale University in New Haven.

    May 09, 2006

    Simmering South China Sea Dispute

    On December 29, 2005, the Vietnamese foreign ministry accused Taiwan of being involved in the construction of a runway in the biggest of all of the islands, Itu Aba, in the disputed South China Sea. Also known as Taipingdao in Chinese, Ba Binh in Vietnamese and Ligaw in Filipino, it is strategically located in the region. Cumulatively, the South China Sea islands, covering about 200 islands and 800,000 square kilometres, are a bone of contention between Taiwan, China, Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia and the Philippines.

    January 18, 2006

    China's Military Logistics: An Evaluation

    Fellows' Seminar
    November 19, 2005
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    Asian Security and China 2000-2010

    Publishers: IDSA and Shipra

    ISBN: 81-7541-167-8

    Rs 1250

    US $ 80


    China's Naval Power

    China's Naval Power

    Publisher: IDSA & Knowledge World

    ISBN: 81-86019-37-5

    Rs. 650


    China's Military: The PLA in Transition

    China's Military: The PLA in Transition

    Publisher: IDSA and Knowledge World

    ISBN: 81-86019-18-9