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How Modi plans to deal with China

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China is, of course, blocking India’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group by using its veto (in the 34 member body, the entry is through a unanimous resolution by www.gooseoutletvip.com the member nations).

As a result of India’s strident stand against China on many canada goose outlet florida issues, the Communist nation is sullen with India and not going to yield easily on India’s NSG bid.

Many observers believe that despite China’s hard position against India, Modi is building up enough pressure on China canada goose outlet england to get a good bargaining position with it in the times to come.

But this view is severely contested by another set of observers who think China is too commanding in every way to allow India any bargaining power.

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Canada Goose Parka As he puts it: «Modi is demonstrating the right vision against the backdrop of the emerging Chinese hegemony, the Russian stance and the growing terror threat.» Canada Goose Parka

«India and the US together can be great pace setters. But to realise India’s full potential in the international arena and against China, Modi has to raise India’s woefully low defence spending of around 1.62 per cent of its GDP canada goose outlet new york city and take it at least beyond 2 per cent at a time when countries like the US spend 4 per cent on defence.»

Walter Anderson, an expert on India at Johns Hopkins University who has studied the growth of the RSS, observes: «The most important factor in Modi’s diplomacy is the recognition he has given to trade, which is reflected in the highest ever FDI he has secured for India.»

«He has made the right approach to the US, but he has to realise that getting closer to the US and signing the communication agreement could canada goose outlet real distance him from China beyond redemption.»

But few would contest the observation that Modi’s China diplomacy signals a great change in India’s attitude towards that nation from a defensive posture maintained over several decades to that of equal, controlled aggression.

India’s approach to China has so far been marked by a meek kind of diplomacy where the big brother could take undue liberties with the younger canada goose outlet uk sale brother who found himself powerless to act.

The Indian approach to China was based on platitudes like ‘good brotherly relations’ denoting a soft diplomacy, which, in the parlance of foreign affairs, rarely succeeds when not backed by hard power, particularly against a ruthless China.

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In the early 1950s, when the US wanted India to be a permanent member of the council, India backed the Chinese claim to the seat despite severe opposition from many Western democratic powers and in spite of the fact that the Chinese had already intruded in Tibet.

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IMAGE: Modi and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc feed fish in Uncle Ho’s pond in the presidential compound in Hanoi, September 3, 2016. Photograph: Press Information Bureau

But Modi is slowly changing the rules of the game, not just by appearing as a hard negotiator, but also by bringing in the powerful angle of cultural diplomacy by engaging in a skilful manner with the people of the Buddhist nations that affect China.

uk canada goose India is no longer China’s underdog. India’s new confidence in tackling the dragon was evident in Modi’s visit to Vietnam, China’s rival in the South China Sea, and the signing of the defence cooperation pacts with Hanoi when he was on his way to China for attending the 2016 Group of Twenty summit in Hangzhou. uk canada goose

It was perhaps the strongest signal to China that India won’t take its bullying lying down any more.

canada goose Modi gave another sign of India’s new stance soon after the G20 summit in the way he chose to react to the China Philippines dispute in the South China Sea at the summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations at Laos. canada goose

On the topic of the award given by the International Court of Justice at The Hague to the Philippines, Modi unambiguously called for canada canada goose outlet goose outlet authentic accepting and respecting the decision in the letter and spirit of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. It is a different matter that the Philippines has, of late, moved closer to China.

All these canada goose outlet london years, China has practised an encircling policy against India what is called China’s ‘string of pearls’ strategy to surround India with strategic bases by befriending its neighbouring nations and countries in the Indian Ocean and the Pacific regions to check Indian interests on multiple fronts.

IMAGE: Modi and Sri Lankan President Mathripala Sirisena (kneeling) worship at the sacred Mahabodhi tree in Anuradhapura, March 14, 2015.

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