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China’s Strategic Eggs in South Asia

Discussion in 'China & Asia Pacific' started by DrSomnath999, Jul 12, 2011.

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  1. DrSomnath999

    DrSomnath999 Major RESEARCHER

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    China’s Strategic Eggs in South Asia
    This is an excellent article written by B. Raman on china regarding
    it's south asia policy

    China is not a South Asian power, but it has been seeking to build up for itself a strong South Asian presence which could cater to its strategic needs in the long term.
     
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    DrSomnath999 Major RESEARCHER

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    It is important for India to challenge China’s monopoly in the infrastructure development sector in the South Asian region. Presence in the infrastructure sector has a strategic importance. We must be able to find the funds and the required number of construction engineers for this.

    India has three advantages over China which it must exploit vigorously to increase its strategic presence in the region and to counter the Chinese presence.

    a. Firstly, India provides a huge market next door for the products of these countries. Their traders value the Indian market more than the Chinese market. We should be generous in our trade concessions in order to keep them attracted to India and prevent them from drifting towards China.

    b. Secondly, India could play an important role in helping these countries develop their educational facilities such as institutions for technology studies.

    c. Thirdly, culturally, the people of these countries still look up to India and not to China. India’s soft power has to be effectively utilised for strengthening our presence and influence in these countries. China is not in a position to compete with us in soft power.

    .Whether India should compete with China in selling arms and ammunition and nuclear technology to these countries has to be carefully considered keeping in view the implications of the likely use of Indian arms and ammunition by these countries against their dissident elements, which often look up to India for moral support. As regards the supply of nuclear technology, India may not be in a position to provide the kind of financial back-up that China provides.
     
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    Kronus Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    I hope these Eggs do not turn out to be EASTER EGGS!:haha:
     
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    these Eggs would turnout be EASTER EGGS or snake eggs only time would
    tell
     
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    i hope India breaks these eggs & makes omelette out of it!:lol:
     
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    I would prefer Bull's-eye!
     
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