Why India’s maritime interests are closer to China than the US
- Like India, China does not accept arbitration on all disputes and is concerned with foreign military activities in its EEZ
- Expediency might sell in the short term for India, but it seldom pays off in the long run and, worse still, it might backfire
Senior Colonel Zhou Bo (ret) is a senior fellow of the Centre for International Security and Strategy at Tsinghua University and a China Forum expert. He was director of Centre for Security Cooperation of the Office for International Military Cooperation of the Ministry of National Defence of China.