STRATEGIC ANALYSIS

Disaster Relief as a Political Tool: Analysing Indian and Chinese Responses after the Nepal Earthquakes

  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Email
  • Whatsapp
  • Linkedin
  • November 2017
    Volume: 
    41
    Issue: 
    6
    Articles

    In the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal, China and India immediately sent relief teams. The relief efforts in Nepal showcase a competitive aspect of the two major regional powers, as China seeks to gradually increase its influence in South Asia. This article analyses how these two governments utilised relief efforts to increase influence in Nepal, within the wider context of the contentious Sino–Indian relationship. The Chinese and Indian relief responses after the Nepal earthquakes are extrapolated to assess their strategic utility.

    Top