An Opportunity to Rethink India’s Economic Policies

How is it that the Indian government is talking of the ‘strategic disinvestment’ of its PSUs while the Chinese have converted their own into world-beating ‘champions’ with stakes across the globe?

Book Chapter : China, India and Asian Connectivity

China’s BRI is a whole-of-the-system approach to build on physical connectivity projects and expand these to include other softer, subtler forms of connectivity.

Chinese Reactions to India’s Reorganization of Jammu & Kashmir

There is little that actually changes on the ground on the LAC between India and China despite the latter’s rhetoric. It could also be reasonably argued that a change in the status of J&K is not a major concern for China in so far as it involves Pakistan.

China-Pakistan Bus Service through PoK: Complaining is Easy

New Delhi should incentivize its border communities by believing in and building on their central role in history as entrepreneurs and diplomats.

Economic Complications in the Naya China-Pakistan Relationship

A smart, forward-looking Indian leadership should not pass up the opportunity to increase economic linkages with Pakistan, and provide the latter an alternative to China.

When Religion and Politics Mix: The Dalai Lama and India-China Relations

There is no real Tibet card for New Delhi to play and India ignores its own Buddhists while supporting the Dalai Lama.

China in Central Asia: Myth-making and Foreign Policy

India needs to give Ladakh greater agency in order to ensure that this region can function as its pivot to Central Asia and to challenge Chinese domination there.

Rethinking the China-Pakistan-India Triangle

India needs to rethink its ties with Pakistan and China in order to transform its external environment.

Indian States and Foreign Policy: Lessons from Chinese Provinces

Originally published as Jabin T. Jacob, ‘China’s Provinces and Foreign Policy: Lessons and Implications for India and its States’ in Subir Bhaumik (ed.), Agartala Doctrine: A Proactive Northeast in India Foreign Policy (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016), pp. 253-70. Extracts Even without their rising world profiles as a starting point, it has long been aContinue reading “Indian States and Foreign Policy: Lessons from Chinese Provinces”