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India Struggles With Its Strategy for Becoming a Great Power

Mar 23, 2018 | 14:38 GMT
Recent conflicts are raising questions about the evolution of India's strategic game plan in this fast-changing world.

The world's second most populous country, which sees itself as one of humankind's great civilization-states, hopes to one day spread its influence into all corners of the world. 

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Asia, and more specifically India, has emerged as a critical theater in a new era of great power competition. The contest between a U.S.-led alliance on one side and Russia and China on the other is reshaping India's grand strategy to becoming a world power. The world's second most populous country, which sees itself as one of humankind's great civilization-states, hopes to be secure and prosperous and one day spread its influence into all corners of the world. But recent conflict with China in the disputed Doklam area of Bhutan and with Pakistan in Kashmir has brought New Delhi's choices into sharp focus. And these conflicts are raising questions about the evolution of India's game plan in this fast-changing world....

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