India and China : Building Strategic Trust

By the early 21st century with the rise of China economies of East Asia and India, the prognosis of a strong Asia showed promise. The Indo - Pacific Region (essentially Western Pacific and the Indian Ocean) deservedly came to be recognised as the new 'Centre of Gravity' in the evolving world economic order. Asian states have exhibited leadership in a range of significant areas, such as economics, diplomacy, military power, science  & technology, innovation, and soft power thus adding traction to the notion of 'Asia Century' of shared prosperity and common destiny. 
Under this overarching geo-strategic environment, it is imperative that the two most populous and growing economic powers, India and China, move towards achieving consensus, co-operation and strategic trust rather than compete and contest. However, since the tumultuous border war of 1962, there exists a deep distrust of each other's motives across the Himalayan barriers. To achieve this India and China ought to share their perspectives on the key drivers of divergences and work towards mitigating the same to build strategic trust.
This book seeks to assess the causes of strategic mistrust in Sino – India relations and recommend measures for building trust and improving bilateral relations. Towards that end, the ten divergences have been taken as individual chapters, with both Indian and Chinese scholars providing respective perspectives.

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  • Pages: 424
  • 9789389620009 • HARDBACK • May 2020 • Rs.1950
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  • Subjects: Geopolitics, Asia, India, China
  • India and China : Building Strategic Trust
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Maj Gen Rajiv Narayanan AVSM, VSM (Retd) was commissioned in Dec 1978 in the Armoured Corps and retired after 37 years of distinguished service on 29 Feb 2016. He is an expert in mechanized and mountain warfare and has seen service along India’s both Western and Northern borders. His areas of interest include China, South and Central Asia, Indo-Pacific Region, Future World Order & Regional Multilateralism. He has authored over 25 papers and articles in various journals and magazines in India.




Professor Qiu Yonghui is the Deputy Director and a Research Professor in China Center for South Asian Studies, Sichuan University. Her main areas of specialization include Political and Social issues in contemporary India, Hindu Religions and Religious pluralism, Non-traditional Security in China and India.



Foreword
Lieutenant General P K Singh, PVSM, AVSM (Retired), Director, USI of India
Professor Sun Shihai, Director General, China Center for South Asian Studies Sichuan University

Preface
Contributors
Introduction

CHAPTER – I: VISION FOR ASIAN CENTURY
a. Indian Perspective –Ambassador Sanjay Singh, IFS (Retd)
b. Chinese Perspective- Prof. Qiu Yonghui, Sichuan University, China

CHAPTER – II: BORDER DISPUTE
a. Indian Perspective - Lt Gen PR Kumar PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd)
b. Chinese Perspective – Prof. Lin Minwang, Fudan University

CHAPTER – III: TIBET DILEMMA
a. Indian Perspective - Claude Arpi, Author
b. Chinese Perspective- Prof. Huang Yunsong, Sichuan University 

CHAPTER – IV: WATER ISSUE
a. Indian Perspective- Dr. Uttam Kumar Sinha, Research Fellow, IDSA 
b. Chinese Perspective- Dr. Zeng Xiangyu, Sichuan University & Dr. Zhang Chunyan, Sichuan University

CHAPTER – V: ENHAN CING ECONOMIC COOPERATION
a. Indian Perspective -TCA Srinivasa Raghavan, Consulting Editor Business Standard 
b. Chinese Perspective- Dr. Li Li, Tsinghua University 

CHAPTER - VI: PAKISTAN FACTOR IN SINO -INDIAN RELATIONS
a. Indian Perspective - Ambassador T.C.A. Raghavan, IFS (Retd)
b. Chinese Perspective – Dr. Ran Jie, Research Fellow, Sichuan University

CHAPTER - VII: US FACTOR IN SINO -INDIAN RELATIONS
a. Indian Perspective- Ambassador Nalin Surie, IFS (Retd)
b. Chinese Perspective- Prof Shen Dingli, Fudan University, China

CHAPTER - VIII: STRATEGIC COMPETITION COOPERATION IN SOUTH ASIA
a. Indian Perspective - Major General Rajiv Narayanan, AVSM, VSM (Retd), Distinguished Fellow, USI of India 
b. Chinese Perspective - Prof. (Dr.) Dai Yonghong, Sichuan University, China

CHAPTER - IX: INDIAN OCEAN: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS FOR TRANSFORMATION AS A ZONE OF PEACE AND PROSPERITY
a. India’s Perspective -Vice Admiral Satish Soni, PVSM, AVSM, NM (Retd) 
b. Chinese Perspective –Prof. Zhang Li, Sichuan University, China 

CHAPTER - X: CHINA - INDIA COOPERATION FOR GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
a. Indian Perspective- Ambassador Asoke Kumar Mukerji, IFS (Retd)
b. Chinese Perspective-Prof. Zhang Jia-Dong, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

CHAPTER - XI: Policy Recommendations
a. Indian Perspective- Major General Rajiv Narayanan, AVSM, VSM (Retd), Distinguished Fellow, USI of India
b. Chinese Perspective- Prof Huang Yunsong, Sichuan University

CHAPTER - XII: CONCLUSION

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