Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi walk past each other during a photo session at the BRICS Summit in Xiamen, China, on September 4, 2017. Photo: AFPChinese President Xi Jinping (left) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi walk past each other during a photo session at the BRICS Summit in Xiamen, China, on September 4, 2017. Photo: AFP
Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi walk past each other during a photo session at the BRICS Summit in Xiamen, China, on September 4, 2017. Photo: AFP
Mohamed Zeeshan
Opinion

Opinion

Mohamed Zeeshan

India could lead a middle-power response to China in the Asia-Pacific

  • The recent border stand-off has prompted India to rethink its policy on China
  • As the US proves to be an unpredictable ally in the region, India must speak up for other Asia-Pacific nations while eschewing the trade protectionism that has curtailed its influence

Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi walk past each other during a photo session at the BRICS Summit in Xiamen, China, on September 4, 2017. Photo: AFPChinese President Xi Jinping (left) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi walk past each other during a photo session at the BRICS Summit in Xiamen, China, on September 4, 2017. Photo: AFP
Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi walk past each other during a photo session at the BRICS Summit in Xiamen, China, on September 4, 2017. Photo: AFP
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