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SOUTH EAST ASIA: Strategically ‘The Great Game” is in Swing


Paper No. 5315                                             Dated 28-Nov-2012

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Introductory Observations

The geostrategic significance of South East Asia needs no introduction. This region was the cynosure of strategic attention during the heyday of the Colonial Era. The Second World War highlighted it further when Japan swept through the region to the very gates of India.

UNITED STATES: President Obama’s Second Term: Strategic Challenges

Paper No. 5295                                        Dated 14-Nov-2012

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Adding Substance to SAARC: India-Sri Lanka Experience.

Paper No. 5294                    Dated 13-Nov-2012

By Col. (retd) R.Hariharan

[This article includes extracts from the valedictory address delivered by the author at the International Conference on “India-Sri Lanka Relations: Strengthening SAARC” organised by the Centre for Indian Ocean Studies, Osmania University Hyderabad on November 8 and 9, 2012.]

Complexities of Dealing with China:

Paper No. 5292                            Dated 12-Nov-2012

By B.Raman

China: PLA Generals and CMC Vice-Chairman Back Hu's Report

Paper No. 5286                                   Dated 10-Nov-2012       


Senior PLA Generals and the Vice-Chairmen of the newly-expanded Party Central Military Commission (CMC) have in panel discussions praised the record of Mr.Hu Jintao, the outgoing General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC), and his report to the 18th Party Congress submitted on November 8,2012, and underlined the CPC’s absolute leadership over the Armed Forces.

China not Amenable to Conflict Resolution on South China Sea


Paper No. 5282                                                    Dated 7-Nov-2012

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

China's 18th Party Congress and the PLA

Paper No. 5277                        Dated  31-Oct-2012

By Bhaskar Roy

Along with the change in the civilian leadership hierarchy at the conclusion of the 18th Party Congress starting November 08 in Beijing, the Central Military Commission (CMC) will see the exit of old faces and induction of new military leaders in the body.  Based on the new promotions/appointments announced recently, the following appears to be the new line up of the CMC:


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