Interpreting China’s Defense White Paper 2011

Understanding China’s military capabilities alone is not enough, India must also understand its intentions and for this a better grasp of the intersections of the political and military in China is essential.

Charting India’s China Policy for the Next Decade

How can India maximize its strengths in diplomatic and other arenas vis-à-vis China in a manner pushes forward the positive aspects of the bilateral relationship while simultaneously reducing chances for actual physical conflict of even a limited nature?

Chinese Presence in the Indian Ocean

It is important to start with that oft-repeated statement made by a Chinese admiral, “We can no longer accept the Indian Ocean as an ocean of the Indians.” Apart from a sense of nationalist hurt that Indian reactions to the statement portrayed and continue to portray, the statement succeeded also in evoking a realization hitherto largely ignored or even suppressed that the Indian Ocean which had long ago ceased to be India’s ocean.