Another major threat is posed by China. Despite the formidable defense provided by the Himalaya, India remains concerned about a war with the PRC, since the latter is globally superior. Again, the two powers are involved in several territorial disputed, the most important of which revolve around the Aksai Chin (ruled by China) and Arunachal Pradesh (under Indian control). Moreover, China is Pakistan's closest ally, and India is also worried about the former's "One Belt, One Road" (OBOR) project, which it considers as an excuse to establish a military presence in South Asia and its seas aimed at encircling India. It is clear that a conflict between India and China would be equally dangerous, and it could again escalate to a nuclear war. India has responded by building up its military and closing ties with other powers, notably the US, which in turn caused China's concern.
In short, India has a huge potential and could become an important great power, but it must also face many obstacles to its rise. Properly understanding this double dimension is therefore central for political and economic actors willing to deal with India.
My interest in India began with a course I followed during the first year of my Master's degree program, and then I deepened my expertise through other courses and personal research.
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