The Pathfinder Foundation launched the Sinhala translation of Dr. Raja C. Mohan’s book “Samudra Manthan: Sino-Indian Rivalry in the Indo-Pacific” on 23rd January 2018 at Sequel Room, Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo. Citing a tale from Hindu mythology—Samudra Manthan or “Churning the Ocean”—Dr. Raja C. Mohan relates the story of Sino-Indian rivalry spilling over from the Great Himalayas into the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
He examines the prospects for mitigating tensions and constructing a stable Indo-Pacific order. The United States of America, the dominant military power in the Indian Ocean region, is being drawn into the unfolding Sino-Indian competition. Despite the huge differences in the current naval capabilities of China, India, and the United States, Dr. Mohan argues that the three countries are locked in a triangular struggle that would eventually mold the future Indo-Pacific.