The new American president faces a China that believes increasingly in taking the fight to the opposition.
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?
What does the election manifesto of the Indian National Congress say about China in national security terms?
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 the …
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.
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.
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 understanding …
The Chinese have not been blind to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s display of personal and strategic camaraderie with the Americans.
Review of Shishir Gupta’s ‘The Himalayan Face-Off: Chinese Assertion and the Indian Riposte’