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An Indian Approach to Navigate China’s Rise

Updated: May 20, 2022

Executive Summary

The rise of China as an emerging global power has significant implications for

India’s pursuit of its core interests. While old sources of friction between the

two countries persist, shifting global power dynamics and technological

advancements present new challenges and opportunities.

In this backdrop, this report argues that China’s primary interest with regard to

India pertains to the nature of the Indo-US relationship. Stability along China’s

periphery and, if not supportive, then at least a non-aligned India is what China

desires in the near term. Meanwhile, India’s national interest lies in ensuring

that the relationship with China remains stable and deepens based on common

interests, while India pursues the expansion of its own comprehensive national


Underscoring the above, this report provides a detailed assessment of China’s

foreign and defence policies and makes specific recommendations that India

should pursue to shape the trajectory of the bilateral relationship.

We argue that India must:

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