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Repoliticising the PLA

Congress support provides no guidelines for predicting or evaluating the shifts in public opinion away from the Congress party. One reason why Nayar's study is so disappointing is that Nayar stops at the point where Sikh politics took an entirely new turn. The change THIS comprehensive survey of the history of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) is an account of the continuing "contradiction between the need to construct a modernised army capable of sophisticated defence in the modern world, and the need to ensure that such an army preserves its revolutionary character and remains receptive to political control". For the past 20 years since the Liberation, the PLA has been faced with this problem. Gittings gives a very important and well documented account of the struggle. The struggle is not yet over; nor is this struggle "confined in China to the PLA alone''. The PLA has influenced its Chinese environment as much as the environment has influenced it.

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