Indian elites' China policy split illustrates complexity of bilateral ties


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Recently, 33 former Indian ambassadors signed an open letter defending the Modi administration's current foreign policy, including toward China. They argued that Modi's foreign policy shows "clear continuities" in key areas compared with the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and National Democratic Alliance (NDA) governments. They even rebuked "efforts by 'experts' to gloss over China's policies, motives and hostility towards India," saying China "is a powerful adversary that has, over decades, sought to undermine Indian interests at every turn." The open letter shows that Modi is facing high foreign policy pressure. Those who criticize the Indian prime minister are targeting...