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Strategic patience and flexible policies: How India can rise to the China challenge

Gautam Bambawale (), Vijay Kelkar (), Raghunath Mashelkar (), Ganesh Natarajan (), Ajit Ranade () and Ajay Shah ()
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Gautam Bambawale: Former Ambassador of India to China, Pakistan and Bhutan
Vijay Kelkar: Pune International Centre
Raghunath Mashelkar: Pune International Centre
Ganesh Natarajan: 5F World and Lighthouse Communities
Ajit Ranade: Aditya Birla Group

No 2, Working Papers from xKDR

Abstract: India's China stance has to irreversibly change, in light of recent developments, both bilateral and global. The earlier strategy is simply not tenable in the light of an increasingly confrontational, if not hostile neighbor. We sketch elements of a strategy which coheres and unifies, rather than compartmentalises economic, diplomatic and geopolitical aspects of the relationship. We recognize the need to build strong coalitions with partners who have aligned objectives. In the longer term, a domestic economy energised by strategic patience and high sustainable growth is we believe the appropriate new framework. Coalitions, calm confrontation, continuous growth is the recommended new China strategy.

JEL-codes: F P (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 26 pages
Date: 2021-03
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