Hardly the India- China century Deng envisioned

Synopsis: As China becomes increasingly assertive, the options with New Delhi are limited. Introduction This article is highlighting the changing trajectory of India-China relations. As China grows economically and militarily, it seems to be adopting a hardened posture towards its neighbours, including India. How both the countries talked earlier tensions in India – China relations?… Continue reading Hardly the India- China century Deng envisioned

The Quad must be flexible to counter China’s many strategies across a wide range of issues

Synopsis: The Quad needs to be flexible to counterbalance China across a range of issues, be it Afghanistan or the South China Sea.  Introduction  Quad is now shaping up as a security-plus platform. Recently, India and Australia held their first 2+2 ministerial dialogue. Militaries of the four countries participated in the Malabar joint naval exercise last year. Also, work is underway… Continue reading The Quad must be flexible to counter China’s many strategies across a wide range of issues

China opens first road-rail transport link to Indian Ocean

Source: This post is based on the following articles: China opens first road-rail transport link to Indian Ocean published in The Hindu on 1st Sep 2021. China expands its activities to Sri Lanka’s north; India worried published in TOI on 1st Sep 2021. What is the news? Firstly, the first shipments on a newly-launched railway line… Continue reading China opens first road-rail transport link to Indian Ocean

Keeping an eye on China’s expanding nuclear stack

Source: The Hindu Relevance: Implications of China’s expanding nuclear arsenal Synopsis: The scope and prospective size of China’s nuclear capabilities is not known clearly. India should closely watch this build-up and work towards enhancing its own capabilities. An analysis of China’s expansion of its nuclear arsenal. Context Satellite images from Xinjiang province in the west… Continue reading Keeping an eye on China’s expanding nuclear stack

China’s border games

Source: Business Standard Relevance: China’s border strategy against India Synopsis: China’s strategy of push and shove to solidify its position along the LAC requires bold and decisive action from India. Context Recently, China’s President made a three-day visit to Tibet. Featuring prominently in his programme was the Tibetan town of Nyingtri (or Nyingchi) which is… Continue reading China’s border games