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India and China at Sea: Competition for Naval Dominance in the Indian Ocean

David Brewster


China and India are emerging as major maritime powers as part of long-term shifts in the regional balance of power. As their wealth, interests, and power grow, the two countries are increasingly bumping up against each other across the Indo-Pacific. China’s growing naval presence in the Indian Ocean is seen by many as challenging India’s aspirations towards regional leadership and major power status. How India and China get along in this shared maritime space—cooperation, coexistence, competition, or confrontation—will be one of the key strategic challenges for the entire region. India and Chi ... More

Keywords: Indian ocean region, Maritime security, India–China security, Indian Ocean, Indo-Pacific

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199479337
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199479337.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Brewster, editor
Senior research fellow, Australian National University

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