Commentary | 26 November 2010

Sino-Indian maritime relations: managing mistrust in the Indian Ocean

In the Lowy Institute's latest Strategic Snapshot, International Security Program Associate Ashley Townshend explores the strategic dynamics between China and India in the Indian Ocean. While the potential for rivalry exists, Mr Townshend argues that the combination of a skewed distribution of capabilities and collective interest in stability, together with a range of enhanced confidence-building mechanisms, should go a long way to dampening the region's underlying competitive impulses.Ashley Townshend

  • Ashley Townshend

In the Lowy Institute's latest Strategic Snapshot, International Security Program Associate Ashley Townshend explores the strategic dynamics between China and India in the Indian Ocean. While the potential for rivalry exists, Mr Townshend argues that the combination of a skewed distribution of capabilities and collective interest in stability, together with a range of enhanced confidence-building mechanisms, should go a long way to dampening the region's underlying competitive impulses.Ashley Townshend

  • Ashley Townshend