Keith Sypott

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In the 21st Century, the world has closely observed the rapid political and economic rise of the Republic of India. Paralleling this political and economic rise, India has also sought to strengthen its military power through modernisation. Political and academic debate abounds as to the scale and strength of this modernisation, as well as how it will influence India’s relative power in the Indian Ocean and Asia-Pacific region. Furthermore, the impact of this modernisation on India’s relations with the United States of America and People’s Republic of China is a point of further contention. This article seeks to address these issues.