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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. 

South China Sea Dominates ASEAN Summit & East Asia Summit November 2015 Proceedings Analysed

Paper No. 6039                                Dated 25-Nov-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

South China Sea and China’s intractability on resolution of its South China Sea disputes with its ASEAN disputants found China strategically cornered with the dominating focus of global and regional leaders expressing deep concerns at these two important Summits held in Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur over the weekend with China still noticeably obdurate and clinging to its aggressive stand.

South China Sea Witnesses more Assertive Strategic Posture of United States

Paper No. 6030                                  Dated 10-Nov-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China-US: Naval Confrontation Imminent in South China Sea?

Paper No. 6025                                 Dated 23-Oct-2015

By D. S. Rajan

China: Second Aircraft Carrier Base in Hainan- What it means for India?

Paper No. 5988                                Dated 17-Aug-2015

By D. S. Rajan

It is a known fact that the first aircraft carrier base of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is located at Dalian, in Liaoning province; the carrier ‘Liaoning’ was commissioned into China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy on September 25, 2012. 

Vietnam-United States In Quest Of Strategic Partnership

Paper No. 5968                               Dated 14-Jul-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China’s hegemonistic belligerence and aggressive brinkmanship postures on its contentious claims to the maritime expanses of the Western Pacific involving Japan, Philippines and Vietnam have seemingly impelled Vietnam and the United States in the quest of a strategic partnership.

South China Sea Headed towards US-China Military Showdown

Paper No 5955                                   Dated 16-June-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

South China Sea seems inevitably headed towards witnessing a military showdown with a revisionist and strategically arrogant China rigidly insistent on altering the status quo in the South China Sea in defiance of United States advisories to halt construction of artificial islands to enforce its sovereignty claims in disputed waters.

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