Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Air Power Studies
Jayadeva Ranade, a former Additional Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India is a security and intelligence expert. He is a seasoned China analyst with over 25 years experience in the field. He earned a Diploma of Advanced Proficiency in Chinese after a two-year study programme in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and completed an Intensive Introductory Course in Mandarin and a Diploma in Mandarin from the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. His foreign assignments have included Hong Kong, Beijing and his last foreign posting, prior to retirement in late 2008, was as Minister in the Indian Embassy in Washington.
Ranade is presently a Distinguished Fellow with the Centre for Air Power Studies. He contributes to many mainstream national newspapers, magazines and leading publications, mostly on strategic and security issues relating to China. Chapters contributed by him on specialized aspects relating to China have been published in three books. He is often requested by leading TV news channels to comment on issues of national interest and is also invited to international conferences and seminars in India and abroad to speak on China/East Asia and subjects related to Intelligence.
China, India security, India-China relations, Indian intelligence
Rising income inequality, corruption and the ouster of former Politburo member Bo Xilai from the Chinese Communist Party were all significant aspects of China’s 18th Party Congress. However, the new leadership has committed to reforms and repeated that increased economic growth will be achieved.
This October, China’s 18th Party Congress will usher in a new leadership in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the People's Liberation Army, amidst increased turmoil in its neighbourhood. What consequences will this have on Indo-China relations, and on the policies of the Party?
The 'memogate' fiasco in Pakistan highlights, yet again, the tensions that exist between the country’s political establishment and the Pakistan Army. While the final acts of this maneuvering are being played out, will the all-powerful Army continue to push the civilian government into a corner?
The turbulent waters of the South China Sea may soon see a major addition: an aircraft carrier, from China. The carrier - already seventy percent complete - is sure to change the equation and further Beijing's Four Modernisations programme.
A clash of ideologues in China’s ruling Communist Party of China is emerging, though many remain unwavering in their loyalty to the Party. What does this mean for India? A tougher, non-compromising stance by Beijing on issues perceived as affecting Chinese sovereignty and territorial issues.
An explosive new article in a Chinese Communist Party magazine outlines Beijing's potential response to the United States' anti-China activities. The commentary is a warning to any country party to these counter-China tactics.
Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to the US comes at a time when the geopolitical situation in Asia and the Asia-Pacific region is fluid - consequent to the US deciding to re-energise relations with countries in the region - and when Sino-US relations have been under some strain.