Accession Number : ADA328370
Title : An Assessment of the Chinese Air Threat to India in the Year 2000,
Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL
Personal Author(s) : Chhina, Karan S.
PDF Url : ADA328370
Report Date : APR 1995
Pagination or Media Count : 35
Abstract : China with her booming economy, wants to be recognized as a major player in shaping future world events. To achieve this she is diverting considerable attention to modernizing her armed forces. Her recent acquisitions of state of the art aircraft have important ramifications for India, particularly when there is an outstanding border dispute between the two nations that resulted in the Sino-Indian war of 1962. Though with an increasing level of bilateral dialogue,, relations between the two Asian neighbors have improved, yet, one cannot discount the possibility of a settlement being deadlocked. In such a situation, the geo-political outlook and threat perceptions of both nations would dictate the outcome. Any future conflict between the two nations would see extensive use of air power over an area that imposes some unique limitations on air power. This paper analyzes the geo-political environment and thereafter focuses on the employment of likely air strategies.
Descriptors : *INDIA, *GEOPOLITICS, *AIR POWER, *CHINA, MILITARY HISTORY, GLOBAL, MILITARY STRATEGY, AIRCRAFT, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), THREATS, LIMITATIONS, PERCEPTION, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, ASIA.
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Military Forces and Organizations
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE