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China: Consensus Eludes Internal Debates

Paper No.  5545            Dated 18-Aug-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

Whenever the Chinese propaganda machinery emphasizes all is well, problems burst out despite their best efforts to hide them. The world remained uninformed when the disasters created by Mao Zedong’s Great Leap Forward (1958-60), and the Cultural Revolution (1966-76).

Pakistan - India Resumption of Peace Dialogue Premature

Paper No. 5537                                         Dated 06-Aug-2013

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Resumption of Pakistan -India peace dialogue is once again the flavour of the season and its ardent advocates seem to be oblivious to the prevailing political dynamics in both Pakistan and India.


China’s ‘Only Win’ India Policy

Paper No. 5528                                       Dated 16-Jul-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

Indian Defence Minister A.K. Anthony’s China visit (July 04-07) was dressed up as successful by both sides. A joint statement issued in Beijing by Anthony and Chinese Defence Minister Gen. Chang Wanquan described their talks as being held in a cordial and friendly atmosphere and had an extensive exchange of views on a wide range of defence and security issues.

China’s New Age Diplomacy

Paper No. 5516                                       Dated 26-Jun-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

The Chinese official media has gone on an overdrive promoting the ‘new age diplomacy’ of the new leadership, which came into position in March this year at the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC). 

SOUTH CHINA SEA: Indian Defence Minister Makes Strong Assertions

Paper No. 5496                                        Dated 20-May-2013

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Introductory Observations

The South China Sea region has been converted into a militarily turbulent one due to the illegal claims by China declaring sovereignty over the entire South China Sea.

Chinese Premier Li keqiang's forthcoming visit to India- Hold your Bets!

Paper No. 5494                                       Dated 17-May-2013

by Bhaskar Roy

From acute rancour for three weeks since a Chinese army battalion pitched tents at Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) on April 15, it is now spring in the relations between India and China.

China: Enigmatic Military Modernization Programme


Paper no. 5487                                       Dated 09-May-2013

By D. S. Rajan    

“Building strong national defense and powerful armed forces that are commensurate with China's international standing and meet the needs of its security and development interests is a strategic task of China's modernization drive.”


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