India Inc India Inc: Monday, 13 February 2017 07:03

India and China: It’s complicated

An assertive China presents Prime Minister Modi with his most intractable foreign policy challenge, but there are indications that Beijing may be getting a little edgy.

 

Mahatma Gandhi had said of his adversaries: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Much to the chagrin of many in New Delhi’s policy circles who saw India as a counterweight to China, Beijing has, at least publicly, refused to treat India as an equal.

China considered itself to be a rival of the US. In its world view, India was a regional player, at best the first among equals in South Asia.
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