Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands with BRICS leaders at a 2016 summit in Goa, India. Photo: AP
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands with BRICS leaders at a 2016 summit in Goa, India. Photo: AP

China-India relations: as Beijing asks for one-China reassurance, New Delhi demurs. Why?

  • India’s reluctance to reiterate the one-China policy in the wake of Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan is not without precedent in recent years
  • But observers say Delhi’s ambiguity is also being driven by ongoing border tensions – and its opposition to a flagship Pakistan belt and road project

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands with BRICS leaders at a 2016 summit in Goa, India. Photo: AP
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands with BRICS leaders at a 2016 summit in Goa, India. Photo: AP
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