India's response to China's rise

Written by Charles Grant, 17 August 2010

India and China, rising powers in the same part of the world, have much in common – but mistrust each other. Many Indians are nervous about the growth of Chinese power. They worry about China’s military build-up and its alliances with some of India’s neighbours. India’s response has been to strengthen its own economy and to move closer to other countries worried about China, including the US. In this new CER policy brief, Charles Grant assesses the Indian strategy for coping with the rise of China.