Title:Modernisation of the Chinese PLA: From Massed Militia to Force Projection
Author:Lt Gen JS Bajwa
Remarks:B&W Maps, Appendix and Index.
Size:163 x 244 mm
Modernisation of the Chinese PLA: From Massed Militia to Force Projection encapsulates the evolution of the Peoples’ Liberation Army (PLA) from its inception, through the tumultuous period of the Cultural Revolution on to the Four Modernization era of China’s overall transformation. The changing political scenario and impact of globalization had a significant influence in the revision of the PLA doctrine. This is covered leading to study of the war zone campaign concept and its impact on technology development and the equipment profile of the PLA. China’s revolution in military affairs is of particular significance as the PLA transforms its manpower to fight a future war in a high-tech environment with its military forces dynamically networked. The book also looks at how China has shifted emphasis from military operations to nonmilitary operations as a preemptive option employing cyber warfare, and computer network operations and information warfare with a high degree of deniability built around it.