Book Details

Book title: RISE OF CHINA: 2030 And Its Strategic Implications
Author(s): Brigadier (Dr.) Rajeev Bhutani (Retd)
ISBN: 9788182748712
Publication Year: 2016
Binding: HB
Pages: 544
Price: Rs. 1995 Rs. 1995
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Almost all the economic studies have predicted that China will attain the Super power status somewhere between 2016 and 2040 thereby dislodging the United States from its `Numero Uno` position. However, in the international politics, a country requires both economic and military muscle to become a global power – that too supported by technological prowess, political stability and social cohesion at home. In China, usage of phrase `rise`or `jueqi` is virtually a  taboo and erstwhile stance of `peaceful rise` has been replaced by `peaceful development`. China aims to become by 2050: a prosperous, democratic and civilized socialist country, a global scientific power and possess a Blue Water Navy – minimum essential to dominate the oceans.

Rise of China: 2030 and Its Strategic Implications presents absolute as well as relative analysis of China`s `Comprehensive National Power`. The book covers China`s role in Global power dynamics – competition or cooperation with major powers and its neighbours and its power status by 2030 AD. Strategic implications of China`s Rise dictate the courses of action to be adopted by the United States whom it intends to displace and its immediate neighbour India.

ABOUT Author


Brigadier (Dr.) Rajeev Bhutani (Retd.) 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”. Technologically competent; he topped the gun/radar and radio technology courses of the Army.

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 Military Operations Directorate at Army Headquarters, enabling him to interact with various strata of government hierarchy. He commanded an Infantry Brigade on Indo-Pakistan border and thereafter one of the largest Sub Area of Indian Army comprising of 124 districts from three states before retiring from Indian Army.

He is a Post-Graduate in Defence Studies and Chemistry, M.Phil. (Defence & Management), and D.Phil. from the Central University of Allahabad. He specializes in strategic security related subjects and has been a panelist/ keynote speaker at International conferences and National seminars organized by various universities and colleges across the country.

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