An Indian man waves the national flag at Wagah, near the border with Pakistan. India’s relations with its neighbours have deteriorated, as it is increasingly perceived as a regional bully. Photo: AP
Shyam Tekwani
Opinion

Opinion

Shyam Tekwani

India’s bullying of its neighbours boosted China. Now it needs to build a strong backyard

  • The coronavirus pandemic, a weakening economy, social fissures and now the loss of 20 soldiers on the Chinese border have raised the heat in Delhi
  • After facilitating China’s expansionist goals by treating nearby countries badly, India needs to demonstrate good neighbourliness to realise its global potential
An Indian man waves the national flag at Wagah, near the border with Pakistan. India’s relations with its neighbours have deteriorated, as it is increasingly perceived as a regional bully. Photo: AP
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