Book Details

Book title: Strategic Discourse on The People`s Republic of China: Military, Power and Politics
Author(s): Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee (Ed.)
ISBN: 9788182749337
Publication Year: 2017
Binding: HB
Pages: 252
Price: Rs. 995 Rs. 995
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The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is India’s powerful neighbor since the first year of 1950’s. Before that, without prejudice to the issue of its status of sovereignty or Chinese suzerainty, Tibet had de facto fulfilled the role. That fact of past unfamiliarity with Chinese way of politico-diplomatic expressions, aided by China’s unilaterally adopted adversarial posture towards India, makes it imperative for India’s strategic community to study China’s moves very carefully, and draw conclusions for the purpose of managing the strained relationship. This book is a compilation of such observations, analyses and inferences.

Study of PRC’s various initiatives which have direct or indirect bearing on India and the methods adopted to implement those is a tough call. This is so because in dealing with inter-state relations, the Chinese leadership arrogate the right of defining the issues according to their partisan perceptions and exclusive stratagem. To that extent, papers contained in this book narrate the factual and honest impressions which China’s policies and actions, as these relate to India’s concerns, depict. The purpose of this book would be served if these impressions are taken note of in PRC’s future bilateral discourse in true spirit of mutuality.

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