Russia's President Vladimir Putin (left), India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (centre) and China's President Xi Jinping meet on the sidelines of G20 summit in Osaka. Photo: Reuter
Rupakjyoti Borah
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by Rupakjyoti Borah

Not the US, not China. India holds the cards in the Indo-Pacific

  • India has ties with all the major regional players and the heft to alter the balance of power, if it so wished
  • But a long tradition of ‘strategic autonomy’ is likely to see the status quo maintained, unless Beijing provokes change

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin (left), India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (centre) and China's President Xi Jinping meet on the sidelines of G20 summit in Osaka. Photo: Reuter
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