India’s pragmatic foreign policy toward China’s BRI and AIIB : struggling for relative and absolute gains

Wu, F ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4941-2455 2020, 'India’s pragmatic foreign policy toward China’s BRI and AIIB : struggling for relative and absolute gains' , Journal of Contemporary China, 29 (123) , pp. 354-368.

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Abstract

India’s foreign policy toward China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is pragmatic. On the one hand, India has not only raised its apprehensions about the BRI but also taken measures to compete with it. On the other, India has joined China in the establishment of AIIB. The motivations behind India’s competition with China’s BRI stem from its concerns about the relative gains China might accrue through the BRI in its own backyards—South Asia and the Indian Ocean. In contrast, India’s full cooperation with China on AIIB has been driven by the absolute gains it can obtain through such cooperation, that is, not only considerable economic benefits but also an enhanced status in the international system.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article has been reprinted in: Zhao, S (ed.), China’s Global Reach : The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Volume II, published on 7th April 2020 by Routledge, ISBN: 9780367460983 (hardback); 9781003029397 (ebook)
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Contemporary China
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1067-0564
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Depositing User: F Wu
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2020 15:01
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2020 15:01
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/58138

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