The Corridor brings up a host of strategic adversities to India. While pumping-up Pakistan’s innate anti-Indian dogma and China’s compulsive India-averseness, the Corridor violates India’s sovereignty, even if disputed, over the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, and consolidates the duo’s political nexus with conjoined military capabilities against India. India’s problems are further exacerbated when the Initiative consolidates Pakistan’s illegal occupation of North-Western Kashmir and inter alia seals the severance of India’s traditional land connectivity’s with Afghanistan and the Central Asian Republics.
This Book, besides describing the plans and challenges of construction and gainful management thereafter, highlights that since China believes in crystallising its ‘dream’ with the backing of political, and by implication, military power, it is obvious that the Initiative would have more than just purely economic consequences.
About the author
Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee, PVSM, AVSM, YSM (Retd) is a former Chief of Staff, Central Army Command and a former Commandant of the Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai. Post superannuation, he is a Senior Fellow in the faculty of the Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi, a Mentor on Defence Studies and a Consulting Editor in India’s most prominent defence journal, the ‘Indian Defence Review’. His engagements also include the Trusteeship in three trusts working on soldiers’ welfare and morale.
Besides speaking and participating in security related seminars and discussions in India and abroad, the General has authored over a hundred papers and six books on military strategy, organisation and history. He has also edited and contributed to three policy perspective books so far,