Indian and Chinese foreign policy imperatives and strategies vis-à-vis Afghanistan

Srinjoy Bose, Ankit Panda

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    Abstract

    In this article, the authors conduct a comparative review of the strategic imperatives driving Sino-Indian policy on Afghanistan in the post-2014 scenario. The article argues that divergent strategic imperatives make cooperation difficult and/or unlikely. This analysis is based on a broader consideration of both contemporary history and geopolitical dynamics shaping the foreign policy considerations of these two countries, and an assessment of the impact of ongoing bi-lateral and regional aspirations. The authors begin by highlighting the salient dynamics that have historically characterized and driven Indian and Chinese foreign policy in general and on Afghanistan. They find that Afghanistan, although not a primary focus of either state's foreign or security policy, historically, is increasing in importance for both India and China compete on a range of economic and security issues.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)379-406pp
    JournalIndia Review
    Volume15
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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