Authored By: Jaskaran Singh Waraich
Year of Publication: 2016
|Pages: 300||Binding: Hardback(HB)|
Category: English Literature
|Price in Rs. 910.00||Price in (USA) $. 72.8|
Indian Ocean, the only ocean named after a country, is the third-largest body of water in the world, covering about 20 percent of the Earth's water surface. The IOR contains 1/3 of the world’s population, 25 percent of its landmass, and 40 percent of the world’s oil and gas reserves. It is the locus of important international Sea Lanes of Communication (SLOCs).
This Region has long been a hub of great power rivalry. The struggle for its domination has been a perennial feature of global politics. This book attempts to highlight China’s growing strides into the IOR in conjunction with its naval modernisation plans, which is an emerging challenge for India in the 21st century. China’s policy of ‘encirclement and containment’ of India is a part of its Indian Ocean strategy. Beijing’s growing strategic partnerships, in garb of economic cooperation, in India’s neighbourhood, especially with South Asian countries is a key concern in Indian strategic landscape.
Dr. Jaskaran Singh Waraich is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Defence and National Security Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh.His academic qualifications are Masters in Geography and Defence & Strategic Studies (Gold Medalist), Ph.D. as well as a Certificate Course in Chinese language. He is actively engaged in the research supervision of M. Phil and Ph.D. students in Defence and Strategic Studies. Apart from orgainising various National andInternational Conferences/Seminars, he has presented research papers and delivered invited lectures at different platforms. He has published several research papers in the journals of repute and also contributed chapters in the books. His keen areas of research interest are Strategic Thought, Geopolitics, India’s Maritime Security, and Area Studies of China & Pakistan.