India Should Develop Its Naval Power in View of Growing Potential Security Concerns Connected to China's Non-Transparent Intentions in the Indian Ocean Region [open pdf - 831KB]
From the thesis abstract: "Indian Ocean is a major conduit for the international trade. Growing demand for energy and maritime trade across the Indian Ocean is central to interests of India and China. Hence, both have increased their regional presence using diplomatic, economic, and military measures. The activities carried out by one concerns the other and vice-versa. Keeping this in view, this thesis will examine the activities being undertaken by India and China in the Indian Ocean Region and their mutual concerns toward each other; thereby, leading India to develop its naval power. This thesis will also consider the role United States is playing, which leads to a very dynamic situation in the region. The thesis will also examine various problems obstructing India in modernization of its forces. Lastly, suitable approaches along with a suggested composition of the Indian Navy will be given in order to meet potential security concerns in the Indian Ocean Region."
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