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Should India fear China's Navy?
19 May 2012
If one really wishes to get a better appreciation of how the Indian Navy plans for an upsurge in naval rivalry with Beijing, the best thing to do is to carefully parse the refreshingly sanguine words of India's naval chiefs on the matter.
India's oil hunt in South China Sea to continue
C. Raja Mohan
17 May 2012
While India is preparing to give up one of the blocks it has been drilling in, it has no intention of abandoning its search for oil and natural gas in the South China Sea.
Is China's assertiveness landing it in a strategic trap?
P K Ghosh
10 May 2012
China's aggressive postures in the disputed South China Sea regions have not only increased the unease and apprehensions of the affected countries but have also drawn it to the US strategic trap, placing China in a no-win situation.
C. Raja Mohan
11 April 2012
It is not often that Pakistan's leaders justify their outreach to India by citing its all-weather friend, China. That is precisely what Pakistan's premier Yousuf Raza Gilani did last Sunday when he welcomed the talks between President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
The South China Sea dispute: A new flashpoint in the making?
21 March 2012
Even though the territorial disputes in the South China Sea is nothing new, the recent confrontations among China, the Philippines, and Vietnam have sparked global concerns. It is being feared that the region is becoming a new flashpoint with serious security consequences.
Asian Century: Will it be stable and peaceful?
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
13 March 2012
While the simultaneous rise of powers need not always result in a clash, the four major powers in Asia - established powers Russia and Japan, and newly rising China and India - have had troubled historical relations.
The China Big Picture
Tridivesh Singh Maini
15 October 2011
India needs to take a broad approach to its foreign policy. One of the biggest mistakes Delhi could make would be to see the Indo-Vietnam relationship as simply a means for countering China.
Access to Yuan loans: A wise decision
M K Venu
24 September 2011
India's decision to allow corporates to borrow yuan denominated loans is guided by many factors. There is a big demand for Yuan loans from companies who are importing equipment and machinery from China for infrastructure development.
China Does Some Chest Thumping
23 September 2011
China's rulers have a problem. They are not sure if they can continue to portray the image of a country interested in a peaceful rise without this coming into direct conflict with a desire to reassert newly defined core interests.
China' s New Aircraft Carrier: How Does It Impact Upon India?
Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
23 August 2011
China's ability for air and sea power projection in its neighbourhood is significant and growing, and its first aircraft carrier is another indicator. The carrier would provide China the ability to project its power even farther.
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