South Asia and Beyond

‘India Must Use Technology To Reduce Power Asymmetry With China’

NEW DELHI: As Chinese coercion rises and American deterrence around the world wanes, what are the lessons for India? There needs to be a change in strategic thinking and we need to scale up hi-tech advancements and make cultural transitions to reduce the power asymmetry with China, says Lt Gen. Raj Shukla (Retd), former commander of the Army Training Command (ARTRAC). Despite the challenges it faces, China has managed to convert its economic and technological heft into hard power, he told StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale. As an Army, we are fighting-focused; that’s important but we must also be deterrence-focused and become so strong in deterrence that there’s no need to fight, said Lt Gen. Shukla (Retd), who’s now a member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Tune in for more.

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