China-India border tensions have led New Delhi to look for alternatives to the Chinese telco, and Jio, run by India’s richest man, has stepped in.
Asean countries were once wary of the Quad’s over-emphasis on security issues. This could change, given the grouping’s new emphasis on vaccines and new patterns of economic integration, says Yogesh Joshi.
The revelation that the Indian Navy had forced a Chinese research vessel out of Indian waters is the latest sign of Beijing’s interest in the waterway.
New Delhi’s massive military exercise near the Chinese border as Xi and Modi prepare for their second informal summit is no coincidence – Sino-Indian military muscle-flexing is a standard feature before diplomatic engagements.