India Seeks ‘Balancing Partners’ To Handle Complex China Challenge


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India is seeking "balancing partners" to counter China's aggressive stance in Asia, a leading analyst has said. Dhruva Jaishankar, executive director of the New Delhi think tank Observer Research Foundation America's D.C. office, told Newsweek in an exclusive interview that India is seeking partners to take on China in the Indo-Pacific region. "China remains India's biggest strategic challenge. Dealing with it will require a complex approach, contours of which are already in evidence. These include technological decoupling, economic de-risking, building up military capabilities and infrastructure, improving manufacturing competitiveness, increasing neighborhood connectivity, and deepening cooperation with balancing partners, all while continuing...