India and China: Building Strategic Trust

Rajiv Narayanan (Editor) Qiu Yonghui (Editor)


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.

Product Details

Vij Books India
Publish Date
June 01, 2020
5.98 X 0.95 X 9.02 inches | 1.37 pounds

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About the Author

Maj Gen Rajiv Narayanan, AVSM, VSM (Retd) He is a Distinguished fellow at the USI. He is an Alumni of DSSC Wellington and DSCSC Mirpur, Dhaka. He has served as the Additional Director General of Military Operations (B). He has also served as the Defence Attaché in the Embassy of India Dushanbe, Tajikistan. He has edited various books and published many papers published in various Journals, Occasional Papers and Monographs.
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.