Dr. Amrita Jash is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Geopolitics and International Relations at the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (Institute of Eminence) in Manipal, India. She holds a PhD in Chinese Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Dr. Jash is a recipient of the Pavate Fellowship at the University of Cambridge. Dr. Jash has authored the book on The Concept of Active Defence in China's Military Strategy (2021). Her writings have been published at CSIS, The Jamestown Foundation, RUSI, RSIS, National University of Singapore, Pacific Forum, ThinkChina, Taipei Times, E-IR, Asia Times, Munk School, Crawford School, ISDP, SADF and others. Her research interests are China’s foreign policy, the PLA, and security and strategic issues in India-China and China-Japan relations as well as the Indo-Pacific. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not represent the stand of this publication.