Chinese naval vessels conduct drills in western Indian Ocean waters in 2017. Photo: Xinhua
Abhijit Singh
Opinion

Opinion

Abhijit Singh

Is Beijing seeking a ‘grand bargain’ with New Delhi in the Indian Ocean?

  • In countering India’s efforts to dominate South Asian waters, China may be seeking a grand bargain: allow each side control over their respective littorals – the Bay of Bengal and South China Sea – and the maintenance of respective constabulary presences
Chinese naval vessels conduct drills in western Indian Ocean waters in 2017. Photo: Xinhua
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