China, Russia and India: Strategic Triangle or Triangular Co-operation?
30 Jul, 2001 · 532
Satyajit Mohanty dismissing the idea of strategic triangle, says there are enough grounds for political cooperation between India, China and Russia
A host of antecedent causes and the more immediate one of the
However, the immediate need for such a move was the Nuclear Missile Defence (NMD) Programme that the
As the US plans to include Japan, South Korea and more importantly Taiwan in its missile defence programme in East Asia, China’s ability to militarily overwhelm these countries, if need be would greatly be affected. Thus, China which had earlier rebuffed Russian proposal to sign a political treaty to replace the Soviet-Chinese friendship pact which had expired in 1980, signed the 20 year Treaty of “Good “Neighbourliness, Friendship and Co-operation” just two days after the successful American Anti-Missile test.
From the Indian perspective there seem to be a dearth of concrete imperatives to forge a strategic co-operation. The India-US ties are witnessing a qualitatively new level of engagement with a call for “strategic ties” between the two largest democracies by the
The bilateral relations between
Although the idea of strategic co-operation may be far fetched there are enough reasons for
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