Interaction on ‘Recent Defence Related Developments in China: Implications’
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Amb Ashok K Kantha, India’s former Ambassador to China and Distinguished Fellow, VIF, spearheaded an internal discussion on President Xi Jinping’s era of military reforms and China’s concomitant strategies. In his presentation, the former Ambassador to China touched upon issues related to modernisation of the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA), drive against corruption, reshuffle of high military leadership, profile of coercive military posture, and impact of China’s sluggish economy on its military budget.

The situation at the India-China border and the deficit in India’s defence infrastructure were also discussed. It was suggested that India be wary of China’s strategic maneuvers, and put in place credible counter-measures.

Event Date 
May 26, 2016
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