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‘India’s territorial concerns valid but it can be more flexible on Belt Road Initiative while having red lines’


While India chose to stay out of China’s Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on May 14-16 because of its objection to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which runs through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), representatives of as many as 64 countries attended. Amitendu Palit, senior research fellow and research lead for trade and economic policy at ISAS, […..]

Delhi’s Colombo hug: PM Modi’s Sri Lanka diplomacy a vital test case for his neighbourhood-first policy

sri lanka

While a penchant for Hindu symbolism is a leitmotif of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s unique brand of politics domestically, one of the more interesting and under-reported aspects of his international diplomacy has been a focus on the cultural power of Buddhism and India’s special identity as its birthplace. Today, for instance, he begins a visit […..]