Samudra Manthan

Sino-Indian Rivalry in the Indo-Pacific
Product Number: EB00642176
Released: Mar 11, 2016
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ISBN: #9780870033063
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Rising China and emerging India are becoming major maritime powers. As they build large navies to secure their growing interests, both nations are roiling the waters of the Indo-Pacific-the vast littoral stretching from Africa to Australasia. Invoking a tale from Hindu mythology- Samudra Manthan or "to churn the ocean"-C. Raja Mohan tells the story of a Sino-Indian rivalry spilling over from the Great Himalayas into the Indian and Pacific Oceans. He examines the prospects of mitigating the tensions and constructing a stable Indo-Pacific order. America, the dominant power in the area, is being drawn into the unfolding Sino-Indian competition. Despite the huge differences in the current naval capabilities of China, India, and the United States, Mohan argues that the three countries are locked in a triangular struggle destined to mold the future Indo-Pacific.

Author(s): C. Raja Mohan
Original Publish Date: Nov 28, 2012

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