We had argued in our post, Cold War Gains Momentum that in the Indian context, USA wants to thin down Chinese influence for which it needs India’s support. It would now be prudent to “engage and act east” firmly with Indian characteristics. Should the economic and military cooperation with US be increased as part of this policy it should not be at the cost of raising tensions with China. A tough call for Indian policy makers.
This week, Sino US engagement were in lime light. Will the cold war between the two warm up through this visit? Summit yields gains for both China and U.S. Post Chinese President Hu Jintao‘s just-concluded summit with President Obama was a win both for the Communist Party and for Hu himself, demonstrating once again the [...]