Part 2 of an article on Chinese defence. Part 1 was published in May 2016. By Vice Admiral Pradeep Chauhan AVSM & Bar, VSM, IN (Ret.)*
In this second and concluding part of the article series the author explores Chinese strategic intent and its ramifications. The article provides an account of the naval facilities China is promoting or constructing on disputed islands among littoral states of the Indian Ocean; assesses China’s economic linkages with African nations; and projects the growth curve of the Chinese Navy, all of which are important to keep in view while analyzing the trajectory of Chinese geo-strategic intent.