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China's Power Projection

 
Air Comm. R.V. Phadke (Author)
Synopsis China’s attempts to comprehensively overhaul and modernize its armed forces, and its emphasis on access to modern technology indicate the determination of the Chinese leadership to build an all-round military capability to fight well beyond its immediate periphery. Coercion, and if that fails, resorting to use of military force have been the logical and natural steps in China’s strategy. This marked propensity to use force makes one take note of China’s fast burgeoning military capabilities. The rapid fire modernization process of China’s military would permit it to extend its influence and power well beyond its immediate proximity. This development has serious implications for India’s security. However, to exaggerate the “Chinese threat” is counter-productive, lest it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. While the PRC would like the world to respect it even if out of fear or awe, it is axiomatic that India guard itself against an overestimation of the threat while assessing its potential. The book attempts to search for ways to improve an understanding of China’s rapidly rising power status in international politics and its possible implications for India’s security.
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Air Comm. R.V. Phadke

Air Commodore Ramesh Phadke was commissioned in the fighter stream of the Indian Air Force in 1967. He commanded a fighter squadron and three operational air bases before retiring in 2002. He has a masters Degree in Defence Studies from the Madras University, is a qualified flying Instructor, a Graduate of Defence Services Staff College Wellington where he also served as an Instructor. He is a former Senior Fellow of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) and has been a Visiting Fellow at Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) Stanford University. He was awarded the Air Marshal Subroto Mukherjee Fellowship for the year 2002-2003, by the United Service Institution of India, to carry out research on "China's Power Projection Capabilities".

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Title China's Power Projection
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Manas Publications
Language: English
isbn 8170492203
length 251p., Tables; Notes; Bibliography; Index; 22cm.

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