Lloyd Austin, US secretary of defence, and Rajnath Singh, Indian defense minister, share a light moment at a joint news conference in New Delhi, on March 20. Photo: Bloomberg Lloyd Austin, US secretary of defence, and Rajnath Singh, Indian defense minister, share a light moment at a joint news conference in New Delhi, on March 20. Photo: Bloomberg
Lloyd Austin, US secretary of defence, and Rajnath Singh, Indian defense minister, share a light moment at a joint news conference in New Delhi, on March 20. Photo: Bloomberg
Richard Heydarian
Opinion

Opinion

Richard Heydarian

As India aligns itself with the West, is it entering a cold war with China?

  • After decades of uneasy peace, China has stepped up its territorial claims, while India has abandoned non-alignment in favour of robust ties with the West
  • An uptick in patriotic populism in China and India has also increased the appetite for territorial assertiveness

Lloyd Austin, US secretary of defence, and Rajnath Singh, Indian defense minister, share a light moment at a joint news conference in New Delhi, on March 20. Photo: Bloomberg Lloyd Austin, US secretary of defence, and Rajnath Singh, Indian defense minister, share a light moment at a joint news conference in New Delhi, on March 20. Photo: Bloomberg
Lloyd Austin, US secretary of defence, and Rajnath Singh, Indian defense minister, share a light moment at a joint news conference in New Delhi, on March 20. Photo: Bloomberg
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Richard Heydarian

Richard Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian is Asia-based academic, currently a Professorial Chairholder in Geopolitics at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and author of, among others, “The Indo-Pacific: Trump, China and the New Struggle for Global Mastery”.