There is a case to be made for an India-led initiative in the Indo-Pacific that displays greater commitment to upholding international law than to ‘inclusivity’ as well as willingness to take on a wider ambit of regional responsibilities in the security and political domains
‘Explaining the India-China Standoff at Doklam: Causes and Implications’, Aakrosh, Vol. 20, No. 77, October 2017, pp. 60-76. Extract: In mid-June 2017, India and China began a long standoff in the Doklam area of Bhutan that came to an end only in late August. The crisis originated when a Chinese road-building party moved into anContinue reading “Explaining the India-China Standoff at Doklam: Causes and Implications”
Despite being the host, India did not get a BRICS Declaration that accurately reflected its interests and values.
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.
The USS Lassens action will not prevent China from persisting with its ‘forward policy’ in the South China Sea.
The Indian Prime Minister’s visit to Bangladesh in June 2015 did not go unnoticed in China and Beijing is working on countering its effects.
China is trying to create a ‘moral code’ for its foreign policy activity but this code is also founded on a sense of national exceptionalism