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China's goal in South Asia is to limit 'defiance' from India: Report

South Asia is key to China's larger strategic objective to challenge US' pre-eminence in the Gulf and the western Indian Ocean, said the report released this week

China's goal in South Asia is to limit 'defiance' from India: Report
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According to the report, the real counter to China in South Asia is India.

Press Trust of India
Amidst the Chinese incursion in Indian territories in Ladakh, an influential US think-tank has said that China's "immediate goal" in South Asia is to limit any "defiance" from India and hinder its burgeoning partnership with the US.
The report titled 'A Global Survey of US-China Competition in the Coronavirus Era' by the Hudson Institute also noted that China's deep partnership with Pakistan and close relationship with Sri Lanka are critical to Beijing's plans for dominating the region.
South Asia is key to China's larger strategic objective to challenge US' pre-eminence in the Gulf and the western Indian Ocean, said the report released

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First Published: Jun 18 2020 | 1:34 PM IST

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