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In India, Anti-China Anger Will Bring Out Modi's Hawkish Side

Thomas Abi-Hanna
Global Security Analyst, Stratfor
Jul 1, 2020 | 10:00 GMT
An image depicts waving Chinese and Indian flags overlaying a map of the world.

An image depicts waving Chinese and Indian flags overlaying a map of the world.

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A surge of anti-China sentiment among Indian lawmakers, business leaders and voters will prompt Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take a more aggressive approach against Bejing in the wake of the two countries' recent border clash. This could include a variety of actions ranging from diplomatic moves to economic and trade measures, as well as a continued military build-up against China, which will only further ratchet up tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors. ...

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