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Modi's overseas ambitions: Vietnam and the reverse string-of-pearls to contain China

Oct 31, 2014    

Events in the recent past have made it clear that the Narendra Modi government is serious about Indias military and geopolitical ambitions. It is a truism that a blue-water navy that can project power over long distances is a necessity for any major power, especially one with global ambitions. Equally, it is clear that any power worth its salt has to deter other powers from doing things that would hurt its geopolitically.In this context, Vietnam becomes significant for India for several reasons. It is clear that Indias most important enemy is China, which has embarked on a string-of-pearls str...

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