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India’s Call on China in the Quad: A Strategic Arch between Liberal and Alternative Structures

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  • October 11, 2018

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Jagannath Panda's article on India’s approach to the Quadrilateral Consultative Forum (Quad), titled ‘India's Call on China in the Quad: A Strategic Arch between Liberal and Alternative Structure’ was published in a special issue of the Rising Powers Quarterly, Volume 3, Issue 2, August 2018,. The special issue was titled ‘The "Indo-Pacific"- Regional Dynamics in the 21st Century's New Geopolitical Center of Gravity’.

    The competing India-China interests in securing energy resources, protecting maritime and other national interests are bound to collide, coupled with the boundary dispute. India’s pluralistic foreign policy under Narendra Modi and Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s “new era” foreign policy have manifested obstructing national trajectories. However, for India, its relationship with China is most imperative, with their relationship now playing a more defining role in the Indo-Pacific construct. Likewise, India’s approach to the Quad should not be construed as an anti-China proposition, writes Dr Panda.

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