China-Pakistan Strategic Nexus: Implications For India

China-Pakistan Strategic Nexus: Implications For India

The growing China-Pakistan nexus raises the threat to India. Their strategic and territorial interests have been cemented by the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Andrew H. Sweet
Andrew H. Sweet
  • The growing China-Pakistan nexus raises the threat to India. Their strategic and territorial interests have been cemented by the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
  • With the flow of Chinese military power into Pakistan, China veritably straddles India, with its armed forces present on India's northern, eastern and western borders.
  • This not only raises the real specter of a 'two-front war but positions China to play a role in Kashmir and the region.
  • It needs to be kept in mind that, since 2010, Pakistan is the only country with which China has an "all-weather strategic partnership."
  • The relationship is also the only one described as: "higher than the highest mountains, deeper than the deepest ocean and sweeter than honey!" The only other country with which China has a special category of strategic partnership is Russia.

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