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‘BEYOND HARDWARE AND TECHNOLOGY’: THE INTANGIBLES OF CHINA’S NAVAL POWER (PART 3)

This is the final part of a three-part series on the intangibles of China's naval power. Parts 1 and 2 assessed China’s naval doctrine at the ‘military-strategic’ and ‘operational’ levels. Part 3 undertakes an assessment of the intangible elements of China’s naval power at the ‘tactical’ level, including the quality, disposition and employment of the ‘man behind the machine.’

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MELAKA GATEWAY PORT: AN ANALYSIS

China’s geoeconomics and geostrategic intentions in the Straits of Malacca are unveiled in its generous assistance to Malaysia for the Melaka Gateway Port project. The in-progress equation is incomplete without Singapore since the project aims to impact Singapore’s established position as a maritime hub in the Malacca Strait.

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DOMESTIC CRUISE TOURISM IN INDIA: AN ASSESSMENT

The advent of domestic cruise tourism in India is a relatively new phenomenon, although it is a well-known industry around the world. Many coastal countries, particularly island countries, are dependent on cruise tourism for their economic growth. With a 7,516-km long coastline, India has immense potential to develop a domestic cruise industry, which could significantly contribute to economic growth of the country.

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BIMSTEC: WHERE INDIA’S ‘NEIGHBOURHOOD FIRST’ AND ‘ACT EAST’ MEET

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation was established in 1997. Its members are Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand. On 11 August 2017, the 15th BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting was held in Kathmandu. Addressing the meeting, India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said, “For India, BIMSTEC is a natural choice to fulfil our key foreign policy priorities of ‘Neighbourhood First’ and ‘Act East’..”

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MAKING WAVES: FORTNIGHTLY E-NEWS BRIEF 15- 30 Sep 2017

03-10-2017    

Making Waves’ is a compilation of maritime news and news analyses drawn from national and international online sources. Drawn directly from original sources, minor editorial amendments are made by specialists on maritime affairs. It is intended for academic research, and not for commercial use.

E-News Brief

INDIA’S PLAN FOR TSUNAMI WARNING SYSTEM IN SOUTH CHINA SEA: AN ANALYSIS

When India first announced its plans of setting up a Tsunami Warning System in South China Sea region, these evoked a negative reaction from China. However, China later rescinded its initial inhibitions, with the Chinese Foreign Ministry declaring that improving the efficiency of the TWS in the region would serve the interests of all parties involved.

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Adm RK Dhowan, Chairman, NMF, Addressing the National Defence College, Bangladesh, 23 July 2017


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