Devendra Kumar

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  • Devendra Kumar is a PhD Scholar in the Department of Political Science, School of Social Sciences, at the University of Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

    Multilateral Initiatives and Security Dilemma: Explaining India’s Choice to Join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

    The article attempts to explain India’s contrasting strategic choices with regard to China-led initiatives in South Asia. While India chose to join the AIIB, it has opposed the BRI. While the India–China relationship has been defined by the security dilemma for long, China’s involvement in the region makes the security dimension even more salient. More so, because infrastructure connectivity projects change the existing relations of power and influence.

    May 2021