South Asia and Beyond

What India Is Doing To Counter The Dragon

NEW DELHI: The year 2017 came with a wake-up call for India and lessons on how to deal with a hostile and unpredictable neighbour like China. The Doklam standoff between Indian and Chinese troops subsequently led to several diplomatic efforts by both sides—including two informal summits by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping—to cool down the temperature. But are these enough, given that China is doing all it can to further its footprint in India’s extended neighbourhood? In this episode of ‘Simply Nitin’, we tell you diplomacy apart, what exactly the Indian establishment is doing to counter the dragon.

Nitin A. Gokhale

Film buff. Sports enthusiast. Keen observer of life. Writes for a living; analyses defence and foreign policy as a professional. 37 years in journalism: from print to broadcast and from web to social media, have had the opportunity to dabble across mediums. Love to experiment with startups. That’s me, Nitin Anant Gokhale.

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