Despite the US withdrawal, it is too early for anyone to declare victory for China in Afghanistan
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Recalibrating India’s Foreign Policy in South Asia: The China Factor
New Delhi has tried to work around its internal contradictions and a weak economy with the help of rhetoric and high profile diplomacy but it is increasingly difficult to keep up the act.
Covid-19 Introduces New Tensions in India-China Relations
With the COVID-19 pandemic, the name “Wuhan” has become much better known in India than it ever was for the April 2018 informal summit between Modi and Xi in that city. It remains to be seen which of these two legacies from Wuhan will last in India-China relations.
Another Rajapaksa at the Helm in Sri Lanka: The China Factor
Given that China has both more money than India and diplomatic capacity that matches that of the US, it will remain a significant player in Sri Lanka.
Structural problems between India and China are unlikely to be resolved by two leaders having ‘informal’ dialogues or meetings without agendas.
India-China Relations: Running on Empty
The Indian and Chinese governments have set their ties a very low bar of achievement talking essentially soft issues like cultural exchanges which are low-hanging fruit but which are unlikely to help repair in a hurry the high degree of bilateral political mistrust
Chinese Reactions to India’s Reorganization of Jammu & Kashmir
There is little that actually changes on the ground on the LAC between India and China despite the latter’s rhetoric. It could also be reasonably argued that a change in the status of J&K is not a major concern for China in so far as it involves Pakistan.
Chinese Expectations from Modi 2.0
In the second Modi term, New Delhi will have to do a better job than issuing statements on the BRI or ignoring it altogether and be willing to offer credible alternatives if it is retain any standing among its neighbours and further afield.
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.