September 12, 2020

A recent policy brief issued by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace asserted that even in a pandemic world, India’s influence would enable it to become a strong counterweight to China. A cursory search of recent newspapers, policy statements, and even academic journals reveals this widespread belief. ....  Given that in the eyes of the world, India has apparently been in the process of becoming a counterweight to China for 70 years, it’s important to examine what this means. In other words, if India were a counterweight to China, what would that entail? And whom would it benefit?

Updated: Sep 11, 2020 08:22 IST

Manjari Chatterjee Miller is associate professor of International Relations, Frederick S Pardee School of Global  Studies, Boston University, and a research associate at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, University of Oxford