India links: China border standoffs, Wagah attack, Pakistan border, Sri Lanka policy and more
- Sanjaya Baru argues that the BJP Government has a 120-day window of opportunity to enact any policy measures it wishes to take.
- It’s estimated that halving the delays caused by roadblocks and other stoppages would cut freight times by 20-30% and logistics costs 30-40% in India.
- A useful primer on what’s driving the standoff between China and India along their disputed border.
- Rajan Menon argues that ‘reports of India’s emergence as a great power are premature at best.’
- McKinsey looks at the potential for economic engagement with individual states and metropolitan districts within India (thanks Amal).
- As another Chinese submarine docks in Sri Lanka, Raja Mohan argues that India should revise its Sri Lanka policy to reverse Colombo’s strategic tilt towards China.
- Following a suicide attack at Wagah on the India-Pakistan border, security authorities are on high alert due to concerns over an attack being carried out on Indian territory. Last year’s Lowy Institute India Poll reveals the complexity of Indian sentiment towards Pakistan: