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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

South China Sea Disputes Merits Geneva –Model International Conference

Paper No. 6073                                 Dated 10-Feb-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China with its illegal occupation of Paracels and Spratly Islands followed by conflict escalation in enlarging its military control over the entire South China Sea expanse by wholesale construction of military facilities on artificial islands on reclaimed coral reefs poses a serious threat to Indo Pacific and global security and that merits an international response.

India and Japan Affirm Security of Indo-Pacific Region

Paper No. 6052                                  Dated 04-Jan-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

The recent official visit (Dec. 11 – 13, 2015) of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to India and the 44-paragraph “Joint Statement on India and Japan Vision 2025” signed by Mr. Abe and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not only a watershed in India-Japan relations but also an affirmation of a new narrative that joins the Indian Ocean region with the Asia Pacific region at the hip. 

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