Dr. Nair retired from the Indian Army in 1991 after 30 years service, having been awarded the VSM for distinguished service. Besides three tenures of combat duty, in service experience includes: instructor - Defence Services Staff College, command of an Independent Armoured Brigade; and, Deputy Director General Strategic Planning at the Directorate of Perspective Planning at Army.
Feburary 15 2004
“China's maritime strategy relies heavily on submarines to patrol the littorals, blockade the Taiwan Strait, and stalk aircraft carriers. The U.S. Navy should not underestimate China's ability to build a capable submarine force to challenge a superior maritime foe.” Dr. Lyle Goldstein and Lieutenant Commander Bill Murray, U.S. Navy.
China's National Defense In 2004, a White Paper promulgated in December 2004 provides valuable pointers elucidating Beijing’s national security concerns that drive its evolving strategic thought and policies – present and future – for the management of strategic forces. In the perceptions of the Communist Party of China, “The current international situation continues to undergo profound and complex changes ... New changes are occurring in the balance of power among the major international players, with the process of their realignment and the redistribution of their interests accelerated … Tendencies of hegemonism and unilateralism have gained new ground, as struggles for strategic points, strategic resources and strategic dominance crop up from time to time.”