Book Details

Book title: CHINA, THE RISING AEROSPACE POWER : Implications for India
Author(s): Air Marshal Anil Chopra PVSM, AVSM, VM, VSM (Retd)
ISBN: 9789390095148
Publication Year: 2020
Binding: HB
Pages: 316
Price: Rs. 995 Rs. 995
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Among the many defining developments of the 21st Century is the Rise of China in every sphere of economic and military power. The world is going through a period of strategic uncertainty as China seeks to dislodge the United States as the leading power in Indo-Pacific region. While USA wants a “uni-polar world, but a bi-polar Asia”, China is clearly working towards a “bi-polar world and uni-polar Asia”. In its quest for what it thinks is its rightful place, China believes that the one who controls aerospace, controls the planet. China has been investing heavily in “aerospace” technologies and capabilities, which has been part of its so-called “peaceful rise” strategy. China has had major boundary disputes with a large number of its neighbours, including India. It has often tried to use muscle-flexing approach to resolve them. Chinese rising military power thus has implications for India.

This book, China The Rising Aerospace Power - Implications for India is aimed at comprehensive evaluation of how the Chinese aerospace technologies, industrial capability, the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) and various other elements of air and space are getting into place. In the very dynamic, and continuously evolving scenario, the book is meant to be a one stop place to understand the current status and unfolding future of Chinese aerospace power.   

ABOUT Author

Air Marshal Anil Chopra, (Retd), PVSM, AVSM, VM, VSM

A fighter pilot, test pilot, and a pioneer of the Mirage-2000 fleet, he has commanded a Mirage 2000 Squadron and the Flight Test Centre, Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment (ASTE) of the Indian Air Force (IAF). He has been the Team Leader of the MiG 21 Bison Upgrade project in Russia for over four years. He has commanded operational airbases in both the Western and Eastern sectors. He was head of the IAF in J&K, and head of Operational Inspections of the IAF. Retired as head of HR as Air Officer-in-charge Personnel (AOP), and was responsible for education and training. He has been a member of the Armed Forces Tribunal, Lucknow Bench, and member of the Executive Council of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). He has also been an advisor on a committee of the National Green Tribunal. In addition to four Presidential awards, he is a recipient of the Gandhi Family Peace Medal for his work in J&K. 

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