While there is a clear case of Chinese double standards on terrorism, India has not helped its cause by failing to take a consistent position on the issue with China.
China professions of neutrality in South Asia cannot be taken seriously and are, in fact, attempts to create a false sense of equivalence between India and Pakistan.
In the anti-terrorism struggle in South Asia involving China, Pakistan and India, Beijing scores off both its neighbours
Review of Shishir Gupta’s ‘The Himalayan Face-Off: Chinese Assertion and the Indian Riposte’
It could well be the case that the majority of Chinese investments will materialize not in India, South Asia’s largest economy and market, but in other parts of South Asia.
China has begun to employ multifaceted approaches in South Asia and elsewhere, as evident in its new Silk Roads policy. New Delhi must craft its own creative responses.
Presentation made at the British High Commission, New Delhi, 22 August 2013
why the Sino-Pak relationship is not all that it is cut out to be
Domestic instability in Pakistan, the continuing spread of religious radicalism from Pakistan into China, and threats to Chinese economic interests are conditions that would amplify the need for Beijing to take a sterner line with its “all-weather friend”. This could well be a serious dilemma confronting the Chinese leadership at some point in the near future.