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  • Prime Minister Modi’s Visit to China—The Myths and Realities

    Prime Minister Modi’s Visit to China—The Myths and Realities

    As the dust settles after the visit of Prime Minister Modi to China, it is time to take a calm and dispassionate look at where we stand in the context of Sino-Indian relations.

    May 25, 2015

    Modi in China: Shift the Discourse

    Modi in China: Shift the Discourse

    In today’s India, the narrow nationalism, if not paranoia, built on the burden of 1962 seems only artificial. But, can Modi and Xi move beyond this burden and change the bilateral discourse? Modi needs to be metaphysical not just pragmatic.

    May 14, 2015

    Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping: Different yet Same?

    Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping: Different yet Same?

    Modi and Xi share several similarities: their rise to the top, the popular nationalism they ride, the power they wield, and their domestic as well as foreign policy priorities.

    May 13, 2015

    Modi’s China Visit – Allaying Maritime Misgivings

    Modi’s China Visit – Allaying Maritime Misgivings

    For better operational cooperation, India and China need to go beyond rudimentary agreements on combating piracy and crime in the Western Indian Ocean. They need to work out an acceptable framework for functional collaboration and create positive momentum in favour of greater strategic interaction.

    May 11, 2015

    Talking About a ‘Rising China’: An Analysis of Indian Official Discourse 1996- 2012

    Talking About a ‘Rising China’: An Analysis of Indian Official Discourse 1996- 2012

    This Occasional Paper looks at the idea of China being a potential security threat as spoken about in India's official discourse that is, as written down in annual reports or governmental statements or mentioned in the speeches of Indian officials. It does not analyse India's foreign policy, the strategic environment, or offer a new perspective on the development of bilateral security relations.

    Learning from Beijing; Tackling Delhi’s Air Pollution Challenge

    Learning from Beijing; Tackling Delhi’s Air Pollution Challenge

    India and China could and should cooperate on environmental issues and specifically on clean urbanization because there is scope to develop a shared understanding of the problems and solutions.

    April 27, 2015

    Geo-economic Significance of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

    Geo-economic Significance of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

    India needs to shape the nature and scope of the projects the bank will finance to support the Asian Century and its own re-emergence as one of the two centres of gravity in Asia.

    March 30, 2015

    India-China Relations: Time Not Ripe for a Prime Ministerial Visit

    India-China Relations: Time Not Ripe for a Prime Ministerial Visit

    Prime Minister Modi’s visit to China must take place in extremely well prepared and ‘ripened’ circumstances, after there is clarity on China’s response on vital Indian strategic concerns.

    December 22, 2014

    Beijing’s APEC Call on India: A New Twist in India-China Power Politics?

    Beijing’s APEC Call on India: A New Twist in India-China Power Politics?

    While India needs to vigorously pursue its endeavour for APEC membership, it is crucial for the policymakers to comprehend the geo-political allusions of this Chinese invitation, which is linked with India-China ties as well as their balance-of-power politics in Asia-Pacific.

    August 05, 2014

    India-China Ties: Between Personalities and Principles

    India-China Ties: Between Personalities and Principles

    President Xi Jinping’s visit to India is a new opportunity for infusing momentum in the bilateral relations. Economic dealings would be one aspect of the talks; but neither country can afford to bypass the sensitive security and strategic issues that dog their efforts to bring peace and stability.

    September 05, 2014

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