Like it or not, the term ‘Indo-Pacific’ seems to be a means of including India in the military calculations of US strategy in the Pacific.
Former diplomats have said that while a resource centre exclusively focusing on China will produce good research work, they remain skeptical about its effectiveness.
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that India was open to working with countries “on issues that advance our interests and promote our viewpoint”
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s vast “Belt and Road” infrastructure project was unexpectedly included in the ruling Communist Party’s constitution on Tuesday, giving it greater policy heft and added pressure to succeed.
Issues like ethnic connectivity, transit rights and the Great Wall of security have until now been neglected in China’s Belt and Road Initiative discourse.
At the event, also attended by Bhutan’s ambassador to India, a senior Chinese military officer said there were “new complexities” in China’s ties with India.
In terms of geo-political strategy, Sri Lanka’s economic dependency on China and the precedent it has set, Indian experts are apprehensive of the growing Sri Lanka-China relationship.
Failure to address the clash between ‘Make in India’ and ‘America First’ policies, and any changes in the narrow business interests of the US in China could prove problematic for India.
Pakistan has said that the two Chinese men were preachers who had posed as business people to enter the country.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will determine the shape of global sustainable development, particularly among emerging economies.
China has touted what it formally calls the Belt and Road initiative as a new way to boost development and trade links since unveiling the plan in 2013.
India will likely be the only major country not to have any significant representation at the summit, which is China’s biggest diplomatic event this year.
Geography necessitates that India play a role in the Belt and Road Initiative, but it is the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor that’s keeping it away.
The initiative’s success ultimately depends on what regional players get from it in terms of economic, political and security benefits.
Nearly eight years ago, after being left in a minority of one, China backed down under intense pressure from the United States and acquiesced to the exemption for India in the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group (NSG). With India’s membership up for consideration this week at the NSG’s plenary meeting […]