Rise of China: Indian Perspectives
The remarkable rise of China in the last three decades has had a mixed global reaction. While many countries have welcomed this rise, some of China's neighbors have viewed it with concern if not consternation. What does the rise of China signify for India, given its none-too-smooth relationship with China and the latter's unqualified support to Pakistan in the military and nuclear fields? What do our leading companies feel about China? Would the Indian Ocean be the scene of stiff confrontation between India and China? Or is the China Threat an exaggeration or hype, as some would hold? This book is the result of intense discussions on the above questions in a seminar held on December 20 and 21, 2011, at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. The seminar was the first major interaction on a subject of strategic national interest. It is hoped that the book will contribute to a better understanding of China by both the interested citizens of this country and the policy makers.