Happymon Jacob speaks with Jabin T. Jacob (associate professor at the Department of International Relations and Governance Studies, Shiv Nadar University) about China vetoing the request to put Masood Azhar on the terror blacklist.
What explains the Chinese behaviour of staking its relations with India for this cause? Does the China-Pakistan grand strategic alliance aim at more than just containing India?
The conversation also discusses the specifics of China’s strategies in its dealings with India. Does the post-Wuhan phase offer more scope of rapprochement between the two giants, or is just an eyewash? Does India have a choice to not accept the rising dominance of China in the region? Does boycotting forums like CPEC and OBOR further Indian strategic objectives in the region?