/Tag: India-China

The decade of aspiration, acceleration and assertion

2020-05-11T06:18:42+00:00January 10th, 2020|2020, Home Page, North America Edition – 10 January 2020, The Big Story, The Big Story North America - India Global Business, The Big Story UK - India Global Business, UK Edition – 10 January 2020|

The 2020s promise to be a decade with a difference. For one, many incipient trends – from a rise in aspirations to an acceleration in development to greater assertion of national identities – will come into their own over the next few years. Then, rising education levels and breakthroughs in science, technology and medicine will likely make this the most egalitarian decade in the history of mankind. Highlights: 2020 marks a decade of aspirations – of the billions of newly [...]

Proactive diplomacy, judicious use of military resources keep India ahead in Indian Ocean Region

2019-11-18T14:43:20+00:00November 15th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 15 November 2019, UK Edition – 15 November 2019|

India’s diplomatic efforts and steady financial and military assistance give it an advantage over China as both nations seek closer ties with the island nations in the Indian Ocean. Highlights: The island nations of the Indian Ocean have emerged as a new theatre of competition between India and China. China’s rising influence in the Indian Ocean has raised suspicions in New Delhi that Beijing is following a “String of Pearls” strategy to emasculate its sphere of influence. Prime Minister Modi [...]

India gets ready to outpace China

2019-02-15T14:54:37+00:00February 15th, 2019|2019, Global Edition – February 2019, Home Page|

An expert analyses the factors behind India set to overtake China as the biggest source of oil demand growth from the mid-2020s. One of the biggest stories to impact oil markets over the medium-term (i.e. the next five years) will be India supplanting China as the biggest source of demand growth from the mid-2020s. Modelling each sector of their respective economies, in our recently published ‘Long-term Energy Market Outlook, November 2018’, Energy Aspects projects that total Indian oil demand growth [...]

Maldives offers itself as a solution to a ‘brewing India-China cold war’

2018-11-16T10:43:19+00:00November 16th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – November 2018|

As Mohamed Nasheed makes a somewhat triumphant return from exile to the Maldives, the former President and democracy champion vows not to play India and China against one another. The former President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, sees the island nation as a “solution” to South Asia’s security issues and what he describes as a “brewing cold war” between the two major powers of the region – India and China. In an address just before he left his base while [...]

India-China: Turning rhetoric into reality

2020-03-06T13:19:50+00:00June 6th, 2018|2017/2018, Putting it in context, Special Edition - June 2018|

A foreign policy expert analyses the India-China relationship in the aftermath of the recent Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping summit in Wuhan. High-level meetings between India and other countries generally result in a list of memoranda of understand (MoUs) and, relatively, concrete action plans. This could not be said of the informal summit held in late-April between the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and China’s President, Xi Jinping. Whether the meeting reflected an Indian pivot to China; a reset of [...]