India's stance is not about China's rise or a reaction to Chinese actions, but a necessary step to lend its voice on a matter of principle critical to peace and stability in the region.
New Delhi might find that frankness is a lot more useful with Beijing than nursing grievances in private and feigning convergence in public.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project may be based on economic principles, but broader strategic and security interests are driving both Beijing and Islamabad.
New Delhi’s renewed efforts to persuade Beijing to change its mind on India’s Nuclear Suppliers Group membership should be an extraordinary exercise in realpolitik that is well worth watching.
There could be a lot of support in South Asia and in the Middle East for a more constructive, more positive Japanese role.
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi consolidates the strategic partnership with the United States, critics and doubters have questions about the cost of becoming real friends with America.
The rapid resurgence of China and the slower emergence of India are compelling a reframing of their shared spaces into the composite notion of the Indo-Pacific.
Given China’s growing force projection capabilities, the United States and India will have to work together to develop a strategy of balancing, without containing, China.
Delhi finds it hard to elicit China’s support on key international priorities of its own, including India’s integration into the global nuclear order.
America’s leaders have drawn attention to a deep paradox of Japan’s nuclear story.