Colonel Nihar writes, China has realised that, evolving from the People’s army to a modern, professionalised and informationised military with expeditionary capability entails reduction in teeth-to-tail ratio as well as strengthening Air and Naval forces of PLA.
A five member delegation from Institute for Defence International Relations (IDIR) visited USI on 27 Nov 2018. he presentations were made on three dominant themes: security environment in East Asia, evolving strategic environment in the Indo-Pacific, and the US-China Strategic competition and implication for both India and Vietnam.
The annual USI National Security Seminar was held on 01-02 November 2018 at the United Service Institution of India (USI), New Delhi. The USI National Security Seminar has focussed on the Indo-Pacific Region since 2009 and this was the 10th edition of the Indo-Pacific series. The theme for this year’s seminar was “Evolving Geo-politics of the Indo-Pacific Region: Challenges and Prospects”. The seminar brought together varying perspectives on strategic challenges, and prospects for cooperation in the security and economic domains