The math of military modernization4 min read 10 Apr 2018, 01:44 AM IST
India's economy can grow at a phenomenal rate, but this will be of limited geopolitical consequence if India's military capabilities are declining
The Chinese are on track to dominate the security architecture of the Asia-Pacific. This is not to suggest that the People’s Liberation Army will set out to conquer the region. But it is to acknowledge the foreseeable outcome of the growing gap between China’s ability to project military power in Asia and the defence capabilities of other regional militaries. Obscuring this gap, and matching it in some sense, is the growing distance between political rhetoric and reality.
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