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  • 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

    Japan’s white paper on defence: An overview

    The dominant challenges for Japan apart from China remain North Korea. The document expresses concerns on the launching of multiple ballistic missiles towards the Sea of Japan along with the possibility, for the first time, that the North Koreans may have acquired nuclear warheads.

    September 01, 2014

    India-Japan Relations: New Times, Renewed Expectations

    India-Japan Relations: New Times, Renewed Expectations

    The biggest takeaway for India from Prime Minister Modi’s visit is Abe’s assurance of $33.5 billion public and private investment and financing including ODA, doubling Japanese FDI and the number of companies in India over the coming five years.

    September 04, 2014

    PLA Asserts as Modi-Xi Jinping Talk

    PLA Asserts as Modi-Xi Jinping Talk

    The military gap between Indian and China is growing steadily as the PLA is upgrading the military infrastructure in Tibet to enable rapid deployment. China will stall resolution of the territorial dispute till it is in a much stronger position.

    September 22, 2014

    XI’s visit and the boundary issues

    XI’s visit and the boundary issues

    In the Chinese mind the settlement of the border issue with India cannot be divorced from regional, political and larger strategic issues. China has used the threat of intrusions across the LAC, as a part of its coercive diplomacy and it is too valuable an asset to give up.

    September 24, 2014

    India and China: Ready to Meet Halfway

    India and China: Ready to Meet Halfway

    Can the two leaders go further and recognize the regional strategic interests of each other in the Pacific and the Indian Oceans? What about full support for India’s membership of the Security with the two countries working together in that forum?

    September 22, 2014

    New Gambles in Ladakh

    New Gambles in Ladakh

    It all appears that the Indian army this time got clear orders to hold the ground and undo what the previous UPA government did – dismantled huts, bunkers and observation posts in exchange of PLA moving back from the Indian territory.

    September 25, 2014

    Hong Kong Protests: What it means for the Chinese leadership?

    Hong Kong Protests: What it means for the Chinese leadership?

    Beijing’s desire to manage the political process in Hong Kong stems from the ‘one country two systems’ model whereby it continues to retain its influence. It will not take much time for mainland to see a foreign hand in the islanders’ pro-democracy movements.

    October 10, 2014

    Geo-strategic Implications of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

    Geo-strategic Implications of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

    The US sees the establishment of the AIIB as an attempt by China to pull South- East Asian countries closer to its orbit and a soft-power play that promises economic benefits while refurbishing its image among its Asian neighbours.

    October 31, 2014

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