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The unfolding dimensions of recent developments in South China Sea

Paper No. 6113                                 Dated 13-May-2016

Guest Column by Commodore RS Vasan IN Retd.

The initialreaction of the USA to review its invitation to China to participate in the forthcoming RIMPAC could be seen as a response to the turning away of the request to dock an aircraft carrier in Hongkong earlier this month.

South China Sea: United States Stiffens its Stances on China’s Conflict Escalation

Paper No. 6106                                 Dated 26-Apr-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China seems to be woefully oblivious to major lessons of United States belated entry in two Global wars of 20th Century to ensure global security, as it pursues incessant conflict escalation in the South China Sea.

China’s Defence Budget 2016-What it spells

Paper No. 6087                                   Dated 15-Mar-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

On March 5, China declared one of its lowest increase in defence budget since it started modernization under Revolution in Military Affairs (RFA).  The increase of 7.6 percent, taking defence spending for 2016 to approximately US $ 146 billion, is the first single digit increase in the last six years.

China Rattled by Growing US-India Strategic Convergence on South China Sea Issues

Paper No. 6081                                Dated 01-Mar-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Rattled by growing US-India strategic convergence on South China Sea issue, China in a manifestation of its imperial inclinations towards India has recently resorted to issuing proxy injunctions through its state-run media organ ‘The Global Times’ warning India to desist from any joint initiatives with the United States.

China’s Selective Approach towards Multilateralism

Paper No. 6080                               Dated 29-Feb-2016

By D. S. Rajan

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New Capability and Reach of PLA Navy- Strategic and Tactical Implications in South China Sea and the Indian Ocean Region

Paper No. 6078                                Dated 19-Feb-2016

Guest Column by Commodore RS Vasan IN Retd,

Influential Chinese Scholar: “China should be More Assertive, Build Military Alliances”

Paper No. 6076                                 Dated 16-Feb-2016

By D. S. Rajan

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