If Chinese President Xi Jinping’s two-day visit to Pakistan was about celebrating Beijing’s friendship, his presence at Bandung, Indonesia is likely to see an assertion of the Chinese claim to leadership in Asia.
Chinese President Xi’s travel to Islamabad, coming three weeks before Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to China, raises interesting questions about New Delhi’s changing approach towards Beijing.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Canada should help rejuvenate an important relationship that has long been neglected in New Delhi.
By encouraging a basic change in the way that India thinks about the United States and America’s place in India’s engagement with the world, Modi has turned out to be rather different from his predecessors.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to France, Germany, and Canada should help New Delhi consolidate three of India’s very special relationships.
Both China and India have significant populations living beyond their national borders. They have found that extricating compatriots from zones of conflict or natural disasters has become a recurring challenge.
As the United States ends its combat role in Afghanistan, strategic cooperation with Iran has become absolutely critical for securing India’s interests in Afghanistan and Central Asia.
Islamabad is under pressure from Saudi Arabia to join military operations against the Houthi rebels in Yemen, but there is little popular support in Pakistan for jumping into a sectarian war.
India can’t secure its multiple interests in the Middle East without a much greater political engagement with all of the contending forces in the region.
The first round of boundary talks with China under the Narendra Modi government is an opportunity for New Delhi to explore the territorial compromises necessary to resolve the longstanding dispute.