Chinese Expectations from Modi 2.0

In the second Modi term, New Delhi will have to do a better job than issuing statements on the BRI or ignoring it altogether and be willing to offer credible alternatives if it is retain any standing among its neighbours and further afield.

What does India think of China’s “Belt and Road” Initiative?

Jabin T. Jacob, ‘What does India think of China’s “Belt and Road” Initiative?’, ICS Occasional Paper, No. 19, December 2017.   Abstract China’s Belt and Road Initiative is an ambitious regional and global project that it has attempted to sell as a global public good. One country where the Chinese project has met clear, consistent andContinue reading “What does India think of China’s “Belt and Road” Initiative?”

People-to-People Connectivity in the BCIM Region: Principles and Practicalities

Successful people-to-people movement requires good physical and communication infrastructure and modernized identification procedures at borders or within countries

Candour on the Red Carpet: Parsing the Sino-Indian Joint Statement

To the careful observer, it is clear that the Indian government was neither thrown off its stride by the Ladakh incident and nor was it overly swayed by the symbolism of Li Keqiang’s first overseas state visit.

Issues and Considerations in Connectivity Projects in the BCIM Region

There are several lessons to be drawn from the implementation of physical connectivity infrastructure projects in the underdeveloped sub-region where the borders of Bangladesh, India, Myanmar and China meet