Countering China means more role for Navy and Airforce

Source: Indian Express  Relevance: Countering China’s border aggression against India Synopsis: We can face China by giving bigger roles to the navy and air force and downsizing the army by 200,000 men. China: An aspiring world power Huge defence budget: China is an aspiring world power that spends $252 billion on its defence budget, as… Continue reading Countering China means more role for Navy and Airforce

Long game with Beijing

Source: TOI, Indian Express Relevance: Understanding China’s future assertive foreign policy Synopsis: China believes its own rise and the decline of the US are inevitable. India must pay attention Background In his speech for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party (CPC), on July 1, 2021, Xi Jinping means said that… Continue reading Long game with Beijing

China’s realpolitik lesson to India

Context:  The well-known historian Avtar Singh Bhasin’s latest book “Nehru, Tibet and China” answers a simple question: As both India and China emerged in their current avatars at the end of the 1940s, what went wrong in relations between them and why.  About the India-China war in 1962:   Like other analysts, he also apportions a large share of the blame… Continue reading China’s realpolitik lesson to India