STRATEGIC ANALYSIS

The BRI and Sino-Indian Geo-Economic Competition in Bangladesh: Coping Strategy of a Small State

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  • May 2019
    Volume: 
    43
    Issue: 
    3
    Articles

    This article explains the Sino-Indian geo-economic competition in Bangladesh in the wake of the former’s launching of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013. Beijing intends to fund various large-scale infrastructure projects in Bangladesh under the BRI which has prompted India to make its own offer of economic assistance to counter the Chinese initiative. The Sino-Indian competition has created challenges and opportunities for Bangladesh. Dhaka is pursuing a balanced policy to manage the competition and advance its own interests.

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