India’s Mixed Signals to China on Terrorism

While there is a clear case of Chinese double standards on terrorism, India has not helped its cause by failing to take a consistent position on the issue with China.

Chinese Defence Minister’s Visit: To What End for India?

Instead of half-baked attempts at military diplomacy, India should impart greater clarity of expression and purpose to its military relationship with China. Is China a ‘strategic partner’ or a ‘strategic competitor’? Or both?

China-India-Pakistan Trilateral: Red Herring and Opportunity

The Chinese suggestion for an China-India-Pakistan trilateral should provide fresh impetus – if that were needed – for New Delhi to reconsider its own Pakistan policy.

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?”

Panama Switches Diplomatic Recognition from Taiwan to China

China under Xi Jinping is engaged in a long-term but steady strategy of trying to isolate Taiwan diplomatically and constrain its international space

India, the NSG and China: Time to Move Away from the Blame Game

China has shown following the PCA ruling that the way to come back from a diplomatic loss is more diplomacy – political, economic and military – not less. India has much to learn.

China’s Conference Diplomacy: Lessons for India

Unlike India, China understands the value of reaching out as often as possible through conferences and seminars to foreign intellectual and policy elites