Can China Wean Bhutan from India?

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Gunjan Singh, Associate Fellow, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi.
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In the last decade, China has consistently made inroads in South Asia with its investment and aid diplomacy. This has helped Beijing gain access to major strategic points, the most prominent cases being Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. China has also started investing heavily in infrastructure projects in Nepal and Bangladesh. The ‘all weather friendship’ between China and Pakistan has been a cause of concern for India for a long time.

India-Nepal Relations at the Crossroads

Author name: 
Sahima Gupta, Political Science researcher at O.P. Jindal Global University.
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India and Nepal, two South Asian countries share a multi-layered and unique relationship, which is tied by many factors. The economic, cultural and political aspects have motivated both the parties to strengthen and maintain the relationship. In fact, both of them require each other’s support in order to maintain geopolitical balance in the region. Nepal is traditionally, an important strategic ally of India and conversely, India is Nepal’s largest trading and business partner.

 

Trump and Xi Lock Horns over Global Primacy (Part 2 of 2)

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Beijing Not Moscow

 

Trump and Xi Lock Horns over Global Primacy (Part 1 of 2)

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Trump knows that it is Beijing and not Moscow that needs undivided attention 'if the US is to ensure that it remains the globe's largest economy'.

 

India's Infrastructure Development Projects in Myanmar: Game Changer for the Region (Part 3 of 3)

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Related Problematic Issues that Need Resolution by Government of India

 

India's Infrastructure Development Projects in Myanmar: Game Changer for the Region (Part 2 of 3)

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Positive Points and Problematic Issues Related to the Trilateral Highway

India's Infrastructure Development Projects in Myanmar: Game Changer for the Region (Part 1 of 3)

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Relevance of China's Space Capabilities in its Soft Power Projection

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In the last decade China has emerged as a formidable power in the space arena. After the success of the Anti-Satellite test (ASAT) in 2007 (where China destroyed its old satellite), Beijing established itself as a prominent space power and also showcased its capabilities to destroy satellites of other countries if the need arises. The ASAT test put China among a small list of countries that possessed the advanced space technological know-how.

Cooperation between India and China Can Transform Climate and Geopolitics

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The first ever Informal Summit held between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping in April 2018 has ushered in a period of relative peace and cooperation between India and China. After the Doklam standoff in 2017, the two countries were committed to normalising relations. The Wuhan Summit has set the tone for cooperation at both bilateral and international levels.

The Brahmaputra as China's Strategic Tool: Why India Needs to Stay Alert

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Dr. Sriparna Pathak, Assistant Professor at Nowgong College, Gauhati University and a former Consultant at the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi.
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The relationship between India and China, often known as the leaders of the Asian century is a complex one and is often labeled as a mix of cooperation and conflict. However, differences in approaches to nontraditional security challenges are rapidly becoming the reason for the relationship tilting in favour of conflict. The latest and additional arena for conflict is that of water.