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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:

Will Hu Jintao Emulate Jiang and Retain Control of PLA after Party Transition?

Paper No. 5276                                                    Dated 31-Oct-2012

By B.Raman

Afghanistan Revisited 2012: Perspectives

Paper No. 5274                                      Dated 31-Oct-2012

By Dr. Subash Kapila

China-India: Fifty Years After 1962

Paper No. 5272                                          Dated 29-Oct-2012

By Bhaskar Roy

The October 1962 Chinese attack on India was remembered with a slew of articles in the media looking not so much at what China did, but on what Indian leaders did not.  This is certainly the correct approach.

US Waiver for Multi-Billion Dollar Aid to Pakistan

Paper No. 5266                                Dated 26-Oct-2012
By Rajeev Sharma

China-United States Relations with Change of Helmsmen: Perspectives

Paper No. 5260                                             Dated   25-Oct-2012

By Dr. Subash Kapila

Ability to Read & Understand Adversary’s Mind & Message

Paper No. 5251                                                                      16-Oct-2012

By B. Raman

The ability to read and understand the adversary’s mind and message is a vital component of strategic decision-making. When decisions that could lead to military conflicts are made without such an ability, surprise and possible disaster are often the outcome.

2. The truth of this was illustrated during the Korean war of the late 1940s and the 1950s and the Sino-Indian war of 1962.

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