Manoj Kewalramani

Manoj Kewalramani

Manoj Kewalramani heads the China Studies Programme at The Takshashila Institution, a Bangalore-based think tank and school of public policy. His research focuses on Chinese foreign policy and approaches to new technologies.

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Opinion | Coronavirus economic crisis squeezes China’s plans to expand its navy as it marks 71st anniversary

China has built the world’s largest deployable fleet of vessels, recently pursuing an aggressive naval strategy. Given the high cost of maintaining the fleet, however, the blow to the country’s economy from Covid-19 means expansion will be stymied.

23 Apr 2020 - 9:46AM

China has built the world’s largest deployable fleet of vessels, recently pursuing an aggressive naval strategy. Given the high cost of maintaining the fleet, however, the blow to the country’s economy from Covid-19 means expansion will be stymied.

Coronavirus economic crisis squeezes China’s plans to expand its navy as it marks 71st anniversary