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Diplomacy / International Relations

2020/11/16

U.S.-China tensions as seen from India: Where is India's "strategic autonomy" going? by Ando Toshihide (Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission Embassy of Japan in India)

In India, the administration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi consolidated its power base in 2019 when it won a landslide general election victory. However, India's foreign policy has since been greatly impacted by China's moves toward it--especially since the outbreak of the new coronavirus pandemic. Let me, in my personal capacity, focus on how India has been managing its relations with China while having cherished "strategic autonomy" as its foreign policy norm, and how the country has been strengthening and accelerating its relations with Japan, the United States, and Australia, among others.

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