South Asia and Beyond

‘Nato May Invite India For Dialogue But Delhi Will Steer Independent Path’

NEW DELHI: Russia was always the big bad boy for NATO, now at its recent Madrid summit, China has been formally designated an adversary for its support of Moscow in Ukraine, its muscle flexing in the Indo-Pacific and its weaponizing of economic instruments in pursuit of strategic supremacy.

In this conversation on StratNewsGlobal, Dr. Velina Tchakarova, director of the Austrian Institute for European and Security policy, acknowledges the divisions within Europe on China and therefore the need for this issue to be brought to the Nato high table for debate and deliberation.

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She does not see any prospect of India and Nato coming together although there are individual members of Nato, such as the US, France, UK and others that have working defence cooperation with India. She also believes India’s preference for strategic autonomy and freedom in policy making, militates against any Nato arrangement.

Tune in for more in this conversation with Dr. Velina Tcharakova on Nato, China and India.