China and National Security – the Congress’ 2019 Election Manifesto

What does the election manifesto of the Indian National Congress say about China in national security terms?

Modi-Xi ‘Informal Summit’: Misplaced Hopes

China has many ways of affecting Indian politics. Indeed, an India-China ‘reset’, as envisaged by the Narendra Modi government and represented by the “informal summit” between Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, has the very strong domestic context of several major state-level elections later this year and theContinue reading “Modi-Xi ‘Informal Summit’: Misplaced Hopes”

India’s Absence at China’s Belt and Road Forum

While India had good reasons to boycott China’s showcase event in Beijing, it might nevertheless have missed an opportunity to convey its concerns in a more forceful and public manner.

India’s Response to China’s ‘one belt, one road’ Initiative

This article looks at India’s response to China’s OBOR and the weaknesses of that response through two specific cases of Pakistan and the Indian Ocean.

Interpreting Prime Minister Modi’s China Approach

Originally published as ‘Interpreting Modispeak on China’, The Hindu (Chennai), 14 May 2015. As Indian Prime Ministers and political leaders go, Narendra Modi is unique in possessing some significant experience of that country before attaining office. In fact, despite – or perhaps, because of – the differences in world views and how he has gone about understandingContinue reading “Interpreting Prime Minister Modi’s China Approach”

Of Perceptions and Policies

Review of Shishir Gupta’s ‘The Himalayan Face-Off: Chinese Assertion and the Indian Riposte’

Sino-Indian Sub-National Economic Ties: Changing the Game

As the two countries try to improve their economic ties, much of their efforts will have to be concentrated at the sub-national level