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C. Rajamohan in the Indian Express makes the very basic point that our China debate during last few weeks, instead of focusing on India’s own policy failures, was mostly about attributing hostile intentions to China -- be it modernisation of transport infrastructure along the border or Chinese advances in our neighbouring countries:

...We can call it Chinese ‘encirclement’ till we go blue in the face. The problem, however, is rooted in Delhi rather than Beijing. So long as India refuses to imagine and implement policies that make economic cooperation with India attractive to our neighbours, Chinese economic penetration of South Asia will continue unimpeded.

It is Delhi’s strategic lassitude that makes Beijing look like an evil genius.

....For all the talk about the China threat, there is little expertise in India about the world’s second largest economy that shares a 4000 km of land border with us and will soon be our maritime neighbour in the Indian Ocean. As China rises, India needs deeper and broader engagement with China. 

Read the full piece: The Middle Path

Quick, Name 5 Chinese Cities
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C. Rajamohan in the Indian Express makes the very basic point that our China debate during last few weeks, instead of focusing on India’s own policy failures, was mostly about attributing hostile intentions to China -- be it modernisation of transport infrastructure along the border or Chinese advances in our neighbouring countries:

...We can call it Chinese ‘encirclement’ till we go blue in the face. The problem, however, is rooted in Delhi rather than Beijing. So long as India refuses to imagine and implement policies that make economic cooperation with India attractive to our neighbours, Chinese economic penetration of South Asia will continue unimpeded.

It is Delhi’s strategic lassitude that makes Beijing look like an evil genius.

....For all the talk about the China threat, there is little expertise in India about the world’s second largest economy that shares a 4000 km of land border with us and will soon be our maritime neighbour in the Indian Ocean. As China rises, India needs deeper and broader engagement with China. 

Read the full piece: The Middle Path

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