USI organised a scholar’s presentation by Brig Vivek Verma, Senior Research Fellow, USI on the subject “PLA: Increasing Non-Contact Warfare Capabilities” on 22 February 2019. Maj Gen Rajiv Narayanan, AVSM, VSM (Retd), Distinguished Fellow, USI chaired the session.
Brig Vivek Verma in his presentation on the subject “PLA: Increasing Non-Contact Warfare Capabilities” looked at the changing character of warfare and the doctrinal changes brought about by the RMA. It delved with the issues of war, politics and strategy and examined how conflict over past century has shaped the rules of engagement between peer powers, unequal powers and while dealing with non-state actors. It also brings to fore how the strategic competitions and related confrontations are being played through dominance and counter-dominance dynamics in ever expanding domains. The session was followed by a Q&A session. External discussants remarks were made by Lt General SP Kochhar, AVSM**, SM, VSM (Retd). Maj Gen Rajiv Narayanan, AVSM, VSM (Retd), Distinguished Fellow, USI gave the concluding remarks.