ICS Analysis

China’s Capabilities in Disruptive Technologies and its Implications

In the past few years, China has been making significant progress in modern technologies such as hypersonic weapons, targeted energy weapons, electromagnetic rail guns, counter-space weapons, quantum technology, block chain technology and unmanned and artificial intelligence equipped weapons.  So much so that even advanced countries like the United States of America have started taking note of the advances that China is making in these technologies. These technologies which can bring about a drastic change in the world are termed as disruptive technologies. Moreover, China’s technological advance has started a technological competition and a technology denial effort between the advanced countries and China. In this article, it is intended to look at some of the technological advances that China has achieved and their implications.


Lt General SL Narasimhan

Director General, Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies and Member, National Security Advisory Board, Government of India

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