Book Details

Book title: SINO-INDIAN EQUATION: Competition + Cooperation - Confrontation
Author(s): Brigadier (Dr.) Rajeev Bhutani
ISBN: 9789386618757
Publication Year: 2019
Binding: HB
Pages: 288
Price: Rs. 1095 Rs. 1095
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When two neighboring countries of comparable national power are vying for influence in the same strategic space, competition is bound to occur. Drivers of conflict will always be there in their co-existence, however increasing convergence of national interests can lead to cooperation between them for the mutual benefit of both. If China and India can overcome their differences, they can make their disagreements over boundary dispute and competition in the Indo-Pacific region irrelevant. They can create positive effects on economic development and security in Asia and in turn affect the global landscape.

However, the world is passing through a period of strategic uncertainty where China is seeking to dislodge the United States as leading power in the Indo-Pacific region and contain India and Japan  - through geo-economic measures like `Belt and Road Initiative` and exercising de facto control of South China Sea by militarizing the artificial islands.

“Sino-Indian Equation: Competition + Cooperation - Confrontation”covers all the above aspects of India-China relations in the light of emerging global environment and presents the strategic initiatives, which will enable India to keep its national interests uppermost. The book covers in detail Prime Minister Modi`s efforts of diplomatic balancing in not only achieving bonhomie with President Xi but also strengthening strategic relationships with the United States, Japan and Russia, thereby retaining India`s Strategic Autonomy.

ABOUT Author


Brigadier (Dr.) Rajeev Bhutani is an alumnus of Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington (Tamil Nadu), Army War College, Mhow (M.P.) and Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. At the DSSC, he was awarded the General Lentaigne Memorial Medal for his dissertation, “India – Emerging Regional Power, Prospects in 2020 AD”. 

In his illustrious career of 34 years, he had held varied command and staff appointments in insurgency affected Northeast and J&K, in the High Altitude border with China and in the Directorate General of Military Operations at Army Headquarters. He commanded an Infantry Brigade on Indo-Pak border and thereafter one of the largest Sub Area of Indian Army before superannuating in March 2011. 

He is a Post-Graduate in Chemistry, and in Defence Studies, M.Phil. (Defence & Management), and D.Phil. from the Central University of Allahabad. He is a Defence analyst, a keen China watcher and writer, having authored numerous articles, issue papers, blogs and the book titled “RISE OF CHINA: 2030 and Its Strategic Implications”. He is a Senior Fellow at CENJOWS, a Defence Ministry Think-tank and Member, Advisory Board Center of Excellence, Indian Institute of Technology Banaras Hindu University (IIT BHU), Varanasi.

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