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Focus on China: Party and PLA under Xi Jinping

The Press Institute of India hosted on August 19 and 20 a conference, titled, ‘Xi Jinping’s third term: Implications for India and the global order’. The conference was organised by the China Study Forum in collaboration with the School of International Cooperation, Security and Strategic Languages, Rashtriya Raksha University, and the National Maritime Foundation. The China Study Forum comprises the Chennai Centre for China Studies (C3S), the Institute of Contemporary Studies Bangalore (ICSB), the Press Institute of India (PII), Chennai, and the Foundation for Non-violent Alternatives (FNVA), New Delhi.

Pictures here are from the first session titled, Party & the PLA Under Xi Jinping.  Commodore V. Venugopal (IN, Retd.), member, C3S, moderated. Jayadev Ranade, president, Centre for China Analysis & Strategy, spoke about the inter-party dynamics under Xi Jinping’s third term. Major General Rajiv Narayanan, AVSM, VSM (Retd.), former defense attache, Embassy of India, Tajikistan, explained what military modernisation and assessment of Xi Jinping’s policy towards India was all about, and Lt General P.R. Shankar PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd.), former director general, Artillery, elaborated on unconventional warfare in the Indo-Pacific.

Commodore V. Venugopal introduces the speakers (l-r): Centre for China Analysis & Strategy President Jayadev Ranade, Major General Rajiv Narayanan, and Lt General P.R. Shankar
Major General Rajiv Narayanan speaking.
Lt General P.R. Shankar speaking.
A view of the audience at the session.
Prof Suryanarayan has a question for the speakers.