A worker walks along a “Silk Road Golden Bridge”, on display outside the National Convention Centre in Beijing, the venue which will hold the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in May. India’s apprehension that the belt and road will merely serve China’s interest shows that New Delhi underestimates the transformative potential of the project. Photo: AP

Why India can’t afford to miss out on China’s belt and road plan

K. S. Venkatachalam says the benefits of economic cooperation through the well-funded belt and road project are too many to ignore, and closer trade ties may even help lessen tensions over territorial rows between the two

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A worker walks along a “Silk Road Golden Bridge”, on display outside the National Convention Centre in Beijing, the venue which will hold the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in May. India’s apprehension that the belt and road will merely serve China’s interest shows that New Delhi underestimates the transformative potential of the project. Photo: AP
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