Category Archives: East China Sea

U.S.A – India Relations and Imperatives for China; By Commodore R. S. Vasan IN (Retd.)

CAS article no. 0090/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies While reporting on the visit of Modi to U.S and the U.S-India relations which are on the upswing, the state run Global Times published an article on 08th June 2016[i] with the title “India’s vision cannot be realized by containing China”. It is very clear that observers in China and the leadership are concerned with the new trajectory in U.S-India relationship…. Read Article →

Politics of China’s Military Reorganization; By Bhaskar Roy

CAS article no. 0049/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies China’s President Xi Jinping, who is also the general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) chaired a path  – breaking meeting of the CMC from November 24 to 26, 2015 which brought about wide ranging structural changes in the country’s defense doctrine. The doctrinal changes have not been spelt out,… Read Article →

China’s Defence Budget 2016 – What it Spells; By Bhaskar Roy

CAS article no. 0044/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group 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. Analysts are asking why this drop in the budget given the fact… Read Article →

New Capability and Reach of PLA Navy- Strategic and Tactical Implications in South China Sea and the Indian Ocean Region; By Commodore R. S Vasan IN (Retd)

CAS article no. 0032/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group The PLA- Navy continues to be in the news as China is determined to add to its growing maritime capability to build a blue water navy of form and substance.  The addition of a new assets to the PLA on a regular basis provides a power projection capability not just within the confines of the South China Seawhere it has territorial… Read Article →