India’s Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar (from left), Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi at a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Moscow on September 10. Photo: Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP India’s Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar (from left), Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi at a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Moscow on September 10. Photo: Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP
India’s Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar (from left), Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi at a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Moscow on September 10. Photo: Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP
C. Uday Bhaskar
Opinion

Opinion

C. Uday Bhaskar

Biden’s China policy tweaks could bring fresh tensions for India and Russia

  • A more collective US approach to dealing with China will force India and Russia to rebalance power relations, especially in a post-pandemic world requiring greater cooperation
  • India will increasingly be caught between the tug and pull, as closer ties with US fray relations with Russia

India’s Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar (from left), Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi at a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Moscow on September 10. Photo: Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP India’s Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar (from left), Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi at a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Moscow on September 10. Photo: Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP
India’s Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar (from left), Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi at a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Moscow on September 10. Photo: Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP
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C. Uday Bhaskar

C. Uday Bhaskar

Commodore C. Uday Bhaskar is director of the Society for Policy Studies (SPS), an independent think tank based in New Delhi. He was formerly head of two other major Indian institutions: the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) and the National Maritime Foundation (NMF).