‘India’s longing for great power status a challenge for China’

Sino-Indian relations are likely to remain complicated as India’s “longing” for great power status will be a challenge for China, a state-run daily said today.

Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India may seek to establish closer ties with the US, Japan, Australia and other countries so that it can play a more important role than earlier, an article in the Global Times said.

“The Modi administration will not greatly adjust the current diplomatic strategy, which could be generalised as going beyond the regional vision and pursuing great power status; striking a diplomatic balance among big powers but giving top priority to the US; creating peripheral security while putting its focus mainly on China and Pakistan; developing more partners and prioritising Japan and Australia; and promoting Indian products,” it said. Read more

Credits:economictimes.indiatimes.com

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