India and China at Sea: A Contest of Status and Legitimacy in the Indian Ocean

India and China at Sea
A Contest of Status and Legitimacy in the Indian Ocean

by David Brewster, You Ji, Zhu Li, Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, Abhijit Singh, Rajan Menon, Darshana M. Baruah, John W. Garver, and Rory Medcalf
July 27, 2016

This Asia Policy roundtable brings together leading scholars and practitioners from India, China, the United States, and Australia to better understand Indian and Chinese perspectives about their respective roles and relationships in the Indo-Pacific maritime domain.

India and China at Sea: A Contest of Status and Legitimacy in the Indian Ocean

David Brewster

China’s Emerging Indo-Pacific Naval Strategy

You Ji

The Maritime Silk Road and India: The Challenge of Overcoming Cognitive Divergence

Zhu Li

New Delhi at Sea: The China Factor in the Indian Ocean Policy of the Modi and Singh Governments

Pramit Pal Chaudhuri

India’s Strategic Imperatives in the Asian Commons

Abhijit Singh

India’s Response to China’s Naval Presence in the Indian Ocean

Raja Menon

Expanding India’s Maritime Domain Awareness in the Indian Ocean

Darshana M. Baruah

Diverging Perceptions of China’s Emergence as an Indian Ocean Power

John W. Garver

The Western Indo-Pacific: India, China, and the Terms of Engagement

Rory Medcalf


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