Viewing India-Sri Lanka ties through prism of power game with China is reductive, overlooks countries' civilisational connect
It is now commonplace to view India-Sri Lanka bilateral ties through the lens of New Delhi’s great power game with Beijing.
India will have warm words for Sri Lanka's president Gotabaya Rajpaksa, but China's cash will talk louder
Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa's visit to New Delhi comes in amidst the greatest assertion of Chinese power across the Indian Ocean since the 15th Century
Saudi Arabia may not be part of CPEC, but Pakistan set to use Kingdom to offset growing Chinese debt
Beijing continued to believe that Islamabad would remain loyal to China for the CPEC windfall without hesitation. This has become unsustainable now.
Xi Jinping promised development that people on the continent could see and touch, but that would also be green and sustainable.