25 Years of Uzbekistan-China Relations: Enhanced Economic Engagements marked by Political Understanding

Dr Rashmini Koparkar, Research Associate, VIF
Introduction Uzbekistan and China recently celebrated 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. In recent years, the two countries have developed robust bilateral ties marked by high degree of economic engagements. Chin

China’s Increasing Forays In South Asia: Prospect for more Integration?

Jyotishman Bhagawati
Introduction Notwithstanding its unique advantages of impressive economic growth, young, dynamic and increasingly skilled workforce, large untapped market and strategic location, South Asia has not been able to take off effectively and cont

China’s Grand Strategy in Asia

Jyotishman Bhagawati

The Chinese Quest

China has attracted tremendous attention in the last couple of decades. Its rapid rise on the world stage spurred by remarkable economic growth for over three decades has led to its resurgence as a

China’s Stance towards Pakistan Occupied Kashmir: Recent Developments

Dr Teshu Singh, Senior Research Associate, VIF
Background Given its geo-strategic location, China has been keenly interested in the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) for long. The Chinese plan, to use Pakistan card against India dates back to the 1950’s when Zhou En Lai suggested

Hong Kong Legislative Council Elections 2016: A New Wave

Dr Teshu Singh, Senior Research Associate, VIF
Elections, 2016 On 4 September 2016, in a landmark development in the history of Hong Kong, the pro- democratic parties that stands for ‘self-determination’ in Hong Kong, won by sweeping majority in the legislative council (LegCo) elect

‘चीन की रोड एवं बेल्ट पहलः भारतीय दृष्टिकोण’

Jayadeva Ranade
रेशम सड़क आर्थिक पट्टी तथा 21वीं सदी की सामुद्रिक रेशम सड़क की दो परियोजनाओं को मिलाने के लिए सितं

China’s Road & Belt Initiative: Indian Perspective

Jayadeva Ranade
China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’, which was first proposed in September 2013 and combines the twin initiatives of the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, is a grand concept that envisions China girdling the globe. Potential

चीन के साथ नेपाल की रणनीतिक संधि

Prof Hari Bansh Jha
नेपाली प्रधानमंत्री केपी शर्मा ओली की हालिया 20 से 27 मार्च के बीच हुई चीन यात्रा के दौरान नेपाल न

Chinese Submarines for The Bangladesh Navy An Assessment

Gopal Suri, Senior Fellow, Maritime Studies
The Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in December 2015, announced that ‘two submarines would be added to Bangladesh Navy by the middle of the next year’, i.e., 20161. The Prime Minister was speaking at the passing out parade of

Upgraded Sino-Pak Relationship Increases Pressure on India

Jayadeva Ranade
At times individual events irreversibly change the dynamics of regional geopolitics and texture of bilateral relations. Xi Jinping’s well publicised two day (April 20-21, 2015) visit to Pakistan, barely three weeks prior to Indian Prime Minister Na