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South China Sea: Vietnam Perceptibly Betrayed by the Philippines

Paper No. 6187                                 Dated 25-Oct-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

More than the United States it is Vietnam that stands perceptibly betrayed this week on South China Sea dispute solidarity against China, with new Philippines President Duterte declaring his strategic and political illogical tilt to China.

China’s Mythification as Superpower by United States Fades

Paper No. 6167                                     Dated 08-Sept-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Perceptionaly, United States mythification of China as a potential Superpower seems to have lasted as long as China confined itself to use of ‘Soft Power’ strategies to gain influence in Asia Pacific. The switch to ‘Hard Power’ under President Xi Jinping from 2012 signalled the end of America’s ‘China Dream’.

Vietnam: Indian Prime Minister Modi’s Significant Visit September 2016

Paper No. 6163                                      Dated 23-Aug-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis’ scheduled visit to Vietnam is significantly well-timed strategically and politically besides reinforcing the time-honoured Vietnam-India Strategic Partnership and making-up for the lack of an Indian Prime Ministerial visit during last 15 years.

Chinese Foreign Minister's Visit to India on 12th August- Significant

Paper No. 6159                                Dated 12- Aug-2016
 
By Dr Subhash Kapila
 
Against the backdrop of Indian Prime Minister’s forthcoming visits to Vietnam and Laos in early September 2016 on his way to attend the G-20 Meet in China, the visit of the Chinese Foreign Minister to New Delhi on August 12 does not seem a regular dialogue, hence significant
 

China Maintains Quiet Pressure on India

Paper No. 6158                                 Dated 12 Aug 2016
 
By Bhaskar Roy
 
China continued to exert quiet but sustained pressures on India on the South China Sea issue.  Beijing wants New Delhi to endorse its position on UN the International Tribunal award on the South China Sea under the United Nations Convention on Laws of the Sea (UNCLOS).  
 

Devious Plans of China to bring in the issue of Andaman and Nicobar Islands ownership

Paper No. 6152                                   Dated 21-Jul-2016

Guest Column by Commodore RS Vasan IN (Retd)

There have been some reports from New Delhi to indicate that China’s Officiating Ambassador to India made a quid-pro-quo suggestion to India seeking its support for its South China Sea (SCS) claims based on historicity to resolve the outstanding border disputes.

India Needs to Fast-Track Securing Andaman & Nicobar Islands against China’s Covetous Designs

Paper No. 6150                                 Dated 19-Jul-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China has cast its covetous designs on India’s Andaman & Nicobar Islands evidenced by recent Chinese statements both in New Delhi and in China. Imperatives exist of fast-track securing of these strategic Islands.

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