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China, India: Known unknowns

Amitav Acharya offers a different perspective in analysing the Bandung Conference


Hamsini Hariharan
East of India, South of China
Sino-Indian Encounters in Southeast Asia
Amitav Acharya
Oxford University Press
260 pages; Rs 695

A year is a short time in international relations. With the advent of the Trump presidency, analysts have been quick to assess what this will mean for Asia. This comes at a time when China is rising, with many predicting its accession as the next superpower. Against this backdrop, it will be interesting to see how countries in the region will align their relations with both dominant powers. 

Where does India fit in among these narratives? Debates are increasingly pitting India as a counterweight to

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First Published: Feb 28 2017 | 10:41 PM IST

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