09 October, 2019
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GS-II: A Triangular Affair
Delhi will have to accept China’s role in Bangladesh while shaping its ties with Dhaka.
India’s abiding regional strategic objective ought to be one which ensures that Bangladesh does not morph into Pakistan either by way of being compelled into choosing Beijing over Delhi or nurturing radical Islamic ideologies domestically. It is to the credit of both Dhaka and Delhi that despite some missteps the bi-lateral is currently described as the best ever and a template for India’s ties with its other neighbours.
Historical connect between Mamallapuram with China:
Significance of these informal summits:
Changing relations: Treading with caution:
India will have to accept this as part of the evolving regional strategic calculus enabled by china’s economic trade fiscal clout and shape its own ties with Dhaka in such amannner that a truly win-win option can emerge.
The maritime domain and the Bay of Bengal in particular with Dhaka as the coxswain ought to be envisioned at Mamallapuram.
Source: Indian Express
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