Ongoing US-China trade War made significant reduction in trade deficit of India with China. However, India’s import from Hong Kong exponentially increased during the same period. Following are some of the “Recommended” proposals:-
This decade has seen a Chinese push for materializing its dream project of BRI & OBOR with large scale investments in previously unknown territories. OBOR and BRI have both had their share of successes and hurdles however India has been steadfast in its opposition of the same as it violates our territorial sanctity. However, the Chinese initiative of a maritime silk route (MSR) has been seen with optimism in the Indian bureaucratic and political circle. It would not only be a positive step in building our slowed down economy but would also ensure an international integration of countries like never before. However the issue to induct India into the MSR lacks clarity as also the Chinese strategy of reviving the MSR.
Some of the important proposals are as follows:-
India and China have had a long history of relations dating back to the pre medieval times. The new world order has had a plethora of converging interests between these two Asian giants. The multipolar world has ensured that there is hegemony in diversity due to these aligning interests. India and China have taken unilateral stand on a number of occasions and these are as follows:-
The “Recommended” proposals are as follows-
The tourism sector has tremendous opportunities of bringing two nations together by building public relations and image stabilization in domestic media. Some of the “Recommended” proposals are as follows:-
They say the almighty has a way of solving even the most complex of issues. Therefore religious approach to a few issues especially specific and pertaining to Indo-Tibet boundary would play an important role in the friendship of the two nations as also increase hegemony amongst the local populace. Following are some of the important “Recommended” proposals with this regard:-
The two countries need to effectively improve military & security exchanges and cooperation. There is a need to promote military relations along the correct directions of enhancing trust, dispelling doubts and strengthening friendly cooperation, carry out activities including professional cooperation and joint training, continuously enhance mutual trust between the two militaries, strengthen cooperation between law enforcement & security departments. There is also a need to maintain regional security and stability.
Ukraine has dominated social media in the days following the Russian invasion, in an expanding information war with Moscow that Kyiv appears to be winning so far. Even, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s daily video speeches, which are normally provided with English subtitles, have become viral sensations. But social media’s role also includes some challenges. Many online posts may have some truth, but they should be viewed with caution, as false claims and misinformation about the two countries have proliferated on social media.
As already stated in the arena of military cooperation and engagements, military exercises would be the final culmination or the high tide of fostering strong strategic ties that would reaffirm much needed trust even amongst the otherwise suspicious military domain. Some of the important proposals are as follows:-
- This has been a major bone of contention in the Sino Indian relations and has seen both the nations take aggressive stance on a number of occasions. However over time the stance has softened with a ray of hope of a solution to the burning issue. The boundary issue needs to be tackled not only at the strategic level but needs to flow down to the very tactical level in order to improve mutual trust and pave way for more cordial relations. Following are some of the important steps that need to be taken:-
India, one of the world’s biggest drug makers, is ready to step up exports of fever medicines and vaccines to China as it reels from a spike in COVID-19 cases.
21. It is important to understand Chinese motivation for improving the situation with India from the perspective of geo-startegic kaleidoscope. Worsening trade situation with the U.S. and the unpredictability as U.S. administration has made the Chinese leadership nervous. As increasingly China has been making outreaches effort to countries in the periphery including Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, and Indonesia among others. An attempt to thaw relations with India should also be seen in this context. Internally, Chinese President Xi Jinping has also been facing problems. He has not managed to implement the market reforms that he had promised in 2013; Chinese society is also less manageable than before in terms of societal state control and obvious negative social media could be indicative of strain on the domestic front. On the economic front, Chinese growth is already decelerating. China used to have the ability to manipulate and control its trade flows, exchange rates and capital flows simultaneously. This ability to keep its economy afloat through tight controls, without external repercussions, is slowly unraveling. China has also been facing an increasing backlash, not from just India but other countries in Europe and elsewhere, on the economic unviability of its investment under the belt and road initiative, with no internal rates of return on these investments, the Chinese economic system is under huge strain to cushion these shocks. Therefore, China has a special interest in pacifying its neighbourhood, while it deals with its economic and socio-political issues . India therefore comes central to the solution to this precarious problem. However we should move cautiously as it is important to learn from history but also not be too pessimistic about the future.
“India doesn’t have one problem with China, we have a whole lot of problems pending with China”
– Narendra Modi