Book Details

Book title: Asian Maritime Power in the 21ST Century: Strategic Transactions China, India and Southeast Asia
Author(s): Vijay Sakhuja
ISBN: 9788182745933
Publication Year: 2011
Binding: HB
Pages: 380
Price: Rs. 995 Rs. 995
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Maritime power has been a key defining parameter of economic vitality and geostrategic power of nations. The first decade of the twenty-first century has witnessed the rise of China and India as confident economic powers pivoting on high growth rates, exponential expansion of science, technology and industrial growth. Sequel to their steadily growing economic clout has been the emphatic resurgence of their maritime power evident in maritime shipping, port development and the concomitant expansion of naval power.

Dr. Vijay Sakhuja, a former Indian Navy officer, in this pioneering study has splendidly elucidated and examined the resurgence of Asian naval power and its political-diplomatic, economic-commercial, science-technological-industrial, grand-strategic and the operational-doctrinal dimensions. Using a neorealist framework, the author provides robust and insightful analysis of how China and India as great powers, using their maritime military capabilities, would evolve and act in global affairs.

ABOUT Author


Vijay Shakuja is visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore. Currently he is Director (Research), Indian Council of World Affairs, a leading think-tank in New Delhi. A former Indian Navy officer, Vijay Sakhuja received his Doctorate from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has been on the research faculty of the Centre for Air Power Studies, Observer Research Foundation, and Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, and United Service Institution of India, all in New Delhi. Vijay Sakhuja has published books, monographs, and policy briefs on issues of geopolitics, maritime security, politics of the Arctic, climate change and diplomacy. His research areas include Asia-Pacific security, maritime and naval developments, politics of the High North, climate change debate, and marine risk analyses. He is the author of Confidence Building from the Sea: An Indian Initiative and co-editor of Nagapattinam to Suvarnadwipa: Reflections on the Chola Naval Expeditions to Southeast Asia and Fisheries Exploitation in the Indian Ocean: Threats and Opportunities, both published in 2009.

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