India and China at Sea: A Contest of Status and Legitimacy in the Indian Ocean
Strategic competition between India and China in the Indian Ocean has the potential to profoundly affect the stability and security of the region. This essay examines Indian and Chinese views on the status and legitimacy of their roles in the Indian Ocean and argues that fundamental differences in perceptions could exacerbate an already highly competitive security dynamic in the maritime domain. New Delhi tends to have a somewhat proprietary attitude toward the region, questioning the...[Show more]
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