Gunboat Diplomacy with Chinese Characteristics: Why the Yuan Wang 5’s Arrival in Sri Lanka is Consequential for South Asia
Srikanth Kondapalli · 22 Aug, 2022 · 5825
Despite serious reservations expressed by both Sri Lanka and India, and after a clearance delay of five days, China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Strategic Support Force vessel Yuan Wang 5 finally docked at Chinese-leased Hamban ...
India’s Second Wave: The Geopolitical Drivers of China’s COVID-19 Assistance
Srikanth Kondapalli · 04 May, 2021 · 5766
As India reels under the unprecedented onslaught of a virulent, mutant COVID-19 strain that is leaving death and destruction in its wake, 40 countries have come forward to help with medical supplies. India has officially recorded over 20 ...
China in the Indian Ocean: Competing Priorities
DS Rajan · 10 Feb, 2014 · 4302
A very recent (January 2014) naval drill in China conducted by a three-ship Chinese navy squadron has received wide attention in the world media. The country’s largest amphibious Chinese landing ship – Changbaishan – along ...
China-Japan Friction: How can India Respond?
DS Rajan · 13 Jan, 2014 · 4259
The current trends make clear that tensions between China and Japan on political and strategic issues are increasing day by day. It is natural that Asia-Pacific nations, which have a big stake in guaranteeing regional stability and prospe ...
MoU on Sister City Relations
27 Oct, 2013 · 4152