India's China Concern

General Deepak Kapoor is the former Chief of the Army Staff.
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  • July 2012
    Strategic Essay

    China and India are two of the fastest growing economies of the world today. While it may seem like the proverbial hare and tortoise race, with China way ahead, there is no denying the fact that both economies will be looking for additional energy resources, mineral resources, secure lines of communication, higher productivity at lower cost and finally, of course, larger markets to sustain this growth. While it has been suggested that there is ample scope and space for both economies to grow in an atmosphere of friendly competition, in a world where nationalism is at the core of international relationships the possibility of confrontation is not only inherent but inbuilt. Unresolved boundary issues between the two further enhance this possibility.