Will the India-Pakistan trade relationship improve after the elections in Pakistan on May 11? How India and China manage their trade, even when the exchange is strained, as it was after the recent military impasse on the Ladakh border, holds important answers
India-China relations can enter a new chapter if bilateral negotiations progress beyond a talk show, and move the focus from borders to business linkages.
The new provocations from Pyongyang heighten the risk of a military showdown with the U.S., South Korea and Japan. China, the only power with sway over the regime, is exercising limited options for peace on the peninsula.
Indian foreign policy has not yet addressed the ramifications of Chinese economic dominance in BRICS. Nor have we matched China’s engagement within the group to ensure that the BRICS vision of a new international order for emerging economies actually works in their favour.
The five-point formula put forth by newly-elected Chinese President Xi Jinping to bolster bilateral relations with India signifies once again that Beijing is increasingly going for a semblance of stability in relations with its largest neighbour, without making any strategic concessions on contentious issues.