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Visit of Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena to China

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena visited China at the invitation of President Xi Jinping from 25th March to 29th March 2015. Apart from the bilateral meetings in Beijing, he also attended the Bo Ao Forum in Hainan on 28....

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Prospects and Issues

While connectivity as a principle cannot be faulted with it is the geopolitical implications of such projects, for instance the China-Pakistan economic corridor that has raised concerns amongst India’s strategic and security establishment. Firstly....

India-China Border Talks: No Progress to Show

The Special Representatives of the Prime Ministers of India and China met on March 23, 2015 at New Delhi to discuss the resolution of the territorial dispute. This was the 18th round of border talks that have made little progress so far. A....

India and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: An Analysis

At the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s (SCO) forthcoming annual summit meeting in Bashkortostan in Russia in July 2015 , it is expected that India’s status would be elevated from an Observer to a full member. If reports are true, it would i....

China’s Emerging Doctrine and Military Modernisation

Strategic Encirclement of India When Asia’s leaders meet at the annual East Asia summit to discuss geo-strategic and economic issues of common interest, most of the discussions on the sidelines of the summit are centred on China’s aggre....

Modi’s Visit and Importance of Indian Ocean Region

According to Will Durant, discovery of agriculture and invention of printing press are two breakthroughs which have fashioned and transformed the course of history. Modern historians believe that another invention which drastically altered the course....

India in the Asia-Pacific under New Management

It has been a busy September for India’s external relations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has travelled to Japan, and has welcomed the Australian Prime Minister and the Chinese President in India. He has also travelled to the US, on a very high-pr....

China Eyeing Enhanced Role in Afghanistan Post US Drawdown

China's Foreign Ministry on 18 July said that it had appointed a special envoy for Afghanistan, underscoring its concerns on the political and security developments in the country. Sun Yuxi, a former ambassador to both Afghanistan (betwee....

Mountain Strike Corps along Indo-Tibet Border and Strategic Advantage

“Begin, be bold and venture to be wise” – Horace
Cause for a Mountain Strike Corps Right from the days when the People’s Republic of China (PRC) decided to use military power to address its border iss....

China’s Pakistan Syndrome and India

As two giant countries sharing a common border, India and China have a host of issues between them that they need to sort out and work together. From border disputes to concerns over river waters, from trade imbalances to safety of investment and mar....

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