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The China Research Programme of the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies is aimed at achieving a comprehensive understanding of the contemporary socio-economic and political changes taking place in China. The primary focus is to enhance the understanding on internal developments within China.
Belt and Road and US-China Relations in 2018
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy suggests that BRI, through CPEC, could be poised to become a key determinant of the bilateral dynamic in South and Central Asia

Maritime Matters
South China Sea: Unmanned Vessels and Future Operations

Dr Vijay Sakhuja argues that new technology demonstrations by China and the US signal the unfolding of a new naval competition between them

East Asia Compass
Denuclearising the Korean Peninsula: US Policy and China's Role

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra argues that China cannot be brought on board unless its motivations to participate are addressed by the US

IPCS Discussion
China-India Rivalry in the Globalisation Era

Report of the discussion on ‘China-India Rivalry in the Globalisation Era’ held on 20 January 2017

The Yuan: China’s New Strategic Tool in Pakistan
Air Cmde (Retd) Prashant Dikshit argues that China is steadily employing the Yuan as a strategic tool in Pakistan and makes projections regarding potential implications

CRP Calendar
China-India Rivalry in the Globalisation Era
20 January 2018 , 1500-1630 hrs
Evolving Discourses of Security in International Politics: Investigating Crises in South Asia
2 November 2017 , 1500-1630 hrs
North Korean Crisis: Implications and Options
21 September 2017 , 1500-1630 hrs
'Sino-Indian Relations'
13 September 2017 , 1100-1230 hrs
India & China: An Assessment of October 2013 Agreements

During his visit in October 2013, the Indian Prime Minister held talks with the Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, besides making multiple addresses. Both countries signed a series of agreements - ranging from border to water cooepration.

The Institute in collaboration with the Chennai Centre for China Studies (CCCS) has undertaken a quick study to analyse the visit and the implications of multiple agreements.

An Overview of Contemporary Issues and Relations, Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Dipankar Banerjee, October 2013
The Positives, Teshu Singh, October 2013
Nalanda University as a Cultural and Educational Bridge, Namrata Hasija, October 2013
Addressing the Heat Wave over Brahmaputra River, Roomana Hukil, October 2013
MoU on Road and Transport Cooperation, Col R Hariharan (Retd), October 2013
MoU on Sister City Relations, DS Rajan, October 2013
Border Defence Agreement, D Suba Chandran, October 2013
No Tangibles, Jayadeva Ranade, October 2013
MoU on the Brahmaputra River, Wasbir Hussain , October 2013
The FSI Report: Is Bangladesh a Failing State?, Delwar Hossain, August 2013
Nepal: Failure of the Failed States Index, Pramod Jaiswal, August 2013
The Failed State Index and South Asia: Revisiting the White Man’s Burden, Salma Malik, August 2013
Failed State Index Fails Sri Lanka, Kaushalya Ruwanthika Ariyathilaka, August 2013
Nepal and the Failed States Index , Yelisha Sharma, July 2013
The Fragile Regions of South Asia: Why States Fail in Parts?, D Suba Chandran, Issue Brief 150
Failure or Functional Anarchy?:
Understanding Weak/Failing States in South Asia, D Suba Chandran, Issue Brief 100
Analyzing Failure: Pakistan and the Failed States Index, Lidia Leoni, Special Report 137
China and its Peripheries

The China Research programme in collaboration with the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi and the Centre for East Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University undertook a project on China’s relation with its external and internal peripheries. Please find below the papers published as part of this project:

China and its Peripheries: Limited Objectives in Bhutan,Tilak Jha, Issue Brief# 233
China and its Peripheries: Securing Nepal in South Asia, Jigme Yeshe Lama, Issue Brief #232
China and its Peripheries: Contentious Relations with North Korea, Ranjit Kumar Dhawan, Issue Brief #231
Strategic Significance of Tibet, Abanti Bhattacharya, Issue Brief #220
Beijing, Xinjiang & Han-Uyghur Schism, Debasish Chaudhuri, Issue Brief #219
Beijing and India-Sri Lanka Relations, N Manoharan, Issue Brief #217
Beijing and the BCIM, Ravi Bhoothalingam, Issue Brief #216
Beijing’s Myanmar Strategy, Ranjit Gupta, Issue Brief #215
The Nathu La Papers
Securing Trade & Safeguarding the Eco System, Panu Pazo, Issue Brief #206
Realizing the Potential of a Border Trade, Bhim B Subba, Issue Brief #205
Understanding Beijing’s Larger Strategy towards the Region, Teshu Singh, Issue Brief #204
The Nathu La: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, Namrata Hasija, Issue Brief #203
Converting Symbolism into Reality, Pema Wangchuk, Issue Brief# 202
Nathu La & the Sino-Indian Trade: Why the lull?, Namrata Hasija, Issue Brief #183
Understanding the Sensitivities in Sikkim,Jayadeva Ranade, Issue Brief # 182
Military Confidence Building Measures (CBMs)
The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies has been involved in studying various dimensions related to India-China relations. One of the Institute’s studies on Sino-Indian relations focuses on Military Confidence Building Measures between India, China and their neighbours. It looks into a number of strategic issues between India and China ranging from bilateral missiles and weapons reduction treaty to cooperating in the field of outer space and high technology R&D. As a part of the study, the Institute organized a conference in Beijing looking into the following issues: maritime patrolling, strategic linkages with other Asian countries. The above study has been published as a book by Pentagon Press in 2013.
Economic and Infrastructure Connectivity along the Sino-Indian Border
Supported by the MacArthur Foundation, this study looks into the issues of current restrictions on goods traded through land, customs imposed by respective governments and traditional and possible routes for informal and formal trade. As a part of the study, the IPCS has tried to answer queries on the possible consequences of increased infrastructure connectivity for the region. What are the concerns of the local communities and how can these be addressed? How can regional institutions like SAARC and BCIM be involved in the process of building and expanding connectivity in the region?
Military Confidence-Building and India-China Relations
Fighting Distrust

Dipankar Banerjee and Jabin T Jacob (Eds.)
New Delhi: Pentagon Press, India
Issue Briefs and Special Reports:
Indian and Chinese Energy Policies: Addressing Energy Needs and Climate Change

Special Report 188

Indian and Chinese Energy Policies: Addressing Energy Needs and Climate Change

Special Reports 188

IPCS Forecast 2016

Special Reports 182

CRP Quarterly
The IPCS Quarterlies are a compilation of the recent publications that provide wide-ranging commentaries on the season's most outstanding issues.  
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April-June 2013 January-March 2013
CRP Faculty:
Teshu Singh
Senior Research Officer
Jayadeva Ranade Distinguished Fellow, IPCS
Maj. General Dipankar Banerjee(Retd.)
Mentor, IPCS
Amb. Ranjit Gupta
Former Indian Ambassador to Venezuela
Amb.Salman Haidar
President,IPCS / Former Indian Foreign Secretary
Ravi Bhoothalingam
Former President, The Oberoi Group
Prof. Srikanth Kondapalli
Centre for East Asian Studies, JNU

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