Structural problems between India and China are unlikely to be resolved by two leaders having ‘informal’ dialogues or meetings without agendas.
India needs to rethink its ties with Pakistan and China in order to transform its external environment.
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.
China walks a fine line balancing its assertiveness in the South China Sea with promoting economic cooperation through its ‘new Silk Roads’ initiative