During the preliminary discussions there were strong views from a certain section of the community of academic scholars and diplomats that China was not an existential THREAT. However, the military community felt that the People’s Liberation Army’s substantive military modernisation manifested such a THREAT. The academic and diplomatic community did feel that there was surely a CHALLENGE in dealing with an assertive rising China – more relevant with a decline of US interest in Asia. To accommodate both views the Title was thus revised to “China – Threat or Challenge?”
The Book is a compilation of articles written and published in the IDR since May 2014. Some articles are by Authors who were requested to express their contrary views on the subject so as to present to the Readers broad based views of various Authors across the spectrum on issues impacting India-China bilateral relations. The final verdict, of course, lies entirely with the discerning Readers.
Lt Gen JS Bajwa was commissioned into the Infantry in 1973. In the course of his military career he has served along all the borders of the Country. His interest in the India-China border was kindled when he was posted to the KUMAON SCOUTS in Uttar Pradesh (now Uttranchal) in 1982. Here he got an opportunity to traverse the Himalayan watershed from Point 5555, (the Tri-Junction of India-Nepal-Tibet border) and thence westwards over five passes on the Himalayan water-shed along which runs the India-China border.
As a Colonel he was assigned the responsibility of dealing with the India-China Border from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh, at the Military Operations Directorate, Army Headquarters from 1997-2000. During this period he was a member of the Government’s Joint Working Group setup for resolution of the India-China boundary issue. He was also the military representative in the Experts Group dealing with the delineation of the Line of Actual Control and the military activities related to it. Along with Director (China) of the Ministry of External Affairs, the Author was the functional hand in the organisation and conduct of the periodic meetings of the Inter-Ministerial China Study Group chaired by the Foreign Secretary. He was also posted to the Army’s Perspective Planning Directorate, where he was assigned the task to assess the Chinese military capability and potential which could manifest as a threat to India. He has been Chief of Staff of the Army’s Eastern Command which is primarily responsible for managing the contentious border problem with China in Arunachal Pradesh.
The Author has been awarded M.Phil in ‘Defence and Management Studies’ from Indore University taken up during the period when he was attending the Army Higher Command Course on higher defence management. He took a year and a half sabbatical to pursue study of China’s military potential as a Research fellow with Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi. His research topic was subsequently published as a book titled “Modernization of PLA: Gauging its Latent Future Potential.” A thesis submitted during the course on the study of national security strategy at the National Defence College, New Delhi titled “Strategic Implications of Global Economic Changes” was awarded a book prize. In August 2016 in was awarded a Doctorate from the Madras University, Chennai for his thesis on “Strategic Imperatives of China’s Comprehensive National Growth: Implications for India’s Security.” He has authored two books “Modernisation of the PLA: Gauging its Latent Future Potential” and it revised edition “Modernisation of the Chinese PLA: From Massed Militia to Force Projection”.
Besides his appointment as Chief of Staff Eastern Command, Kolkata, Lt Gen JS Bajwa, has been Commandant at Officers Training Academy, Chennai, and Infantry School, Mhow. His last appointment before superannuating was Director General Infantry at Army Headquarters, New Delhi. Presently he is the Editor of the INDIAN DEFENCE REVIEW, a quarterly defence, security and geopolitics related magazine published from New Delhi
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Group Captain Sachdev looks critically into whether the
Indian Air Force equipped for a two-front war in case China-Pakistan join hands
to attack India at the same time. The IAF has already informed the government
that they are not prepared to handle the two-front war and hence, finalization
of MMRCA deal is extremely vital.
There is an interesting debate of shaping, equipping and
employing Special Forces by Saikat Dutta and Force Projection by Brig Deepak
Sinha. Also our senior military experts propose tired board defence against China.
With the classified Handerson Brooke report leaked out, Gen Bajwa, former Chief
of Staff Eastern Command draws interesting lessons from it.
On the other hand, Bharat Verma takes apart and attempt to
create a ‘fake military coup’ as also details the incompetence of the defence
minister, which has lowered the military preparedness in the last 10 years
against increasing and multiplying security threats on India’s border.