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Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems are increasingly embedded in society – from curating social media feeds and assisting law enforcement, to deciding an individual’s creditworthiness and aiding in healthcare.
India now plays a crucial role in the Indo-Pacific region. But how will the country define its approach as the region takes on new geopolitical importance?
The coastal state of Kerala in south India has used a unique strategy to halt the coronavirus. By deploying police to support and inform people—for example, by arranging home delivery of essential goods to people in quarantine—it has flattened the curve.
Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi recently announced that India must become Atmanirbhar (self-reliant).
China’s foreign minister Wang Yi finally admitted late last month that the Covid-19 pandemic has severely slowed down Beijing’s flagship foreign policy project, the Belt and Road Initiative.
Although India holds strategic reserves of crude oil and food, it entered the coronavirus pandemic with severe shortages of essential medical equipment.
As an early adopter of new payment networks, China could set standards for a transformative change in the global financial system.
With the United States set to leave Afghanistan, India’s involvement there may be at risk. India needs to update its priorities to prepare for this change.
While the rest of the world is all hands on deck tackling the coronavirus pandemic, China has made a powerful move that might significantly strengthen its geopolitical influence in the global financial space.
After the coronavirus pandemic wanes, how will China’s reorientation of the Belt and Road Initiative to address global health concerns influence its relationships with South Asian countries?