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.
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
What does the election manifesto of the Indian National Congress say about China in national security terms?
Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen is both pragmatic and a realist as she manoeuvres to preserve her country’s diplomatic space and values.
What are the implications of the Taiwanese president’s visit to the Spratlys for his country’s international space? What possibilities lie ahead for the incoming DPP administration?
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
The post-US drawdown situation in Afghanistan throws up a number of national and regional political and security challenges for India and China.
While India must continue its own defence modernization and engage in partnership and cooperation with the United States and with China’s neighbours, it must also simultaneously be willing to work with China’s leadership on a broad range of economic, political, military and social issues.
A US-India-China trilateral dialogue based on traditional security considerations is not likely to get very far. Therefore, start with non-traditional security issues of common concern.