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Jhinuk Chowdhury

Freelance journalist

Jhinuk Chowdhury is an India-based freelance journalist with focus on South Asian affairs and development in the BRICS nations. She contributes for and has also been published in The Diplomat.

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Here Are Signs That The NSG Saga Has Changed How India Deals With China

China's blocking of India's bid for membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is beginning to have wider effects. India appears to be recalibrating its strategy for dealing with its adversaries, especially China. With the NSG setback, India, which aspires to a global leadership role, knows it has to reiterate its image as a bold and strong player on the world stage. Signs are visible already.
25/08/2016 8:51 AM IST
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Modi-Putin Meet Signals New Dimensions For Indo-Russian Partnership

Three developments emerged clearly from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to Moscow for the 16th Indo-Russian annual summit with President Vladimir Putin. First, making bilateral ties more broad-based by giving the economic partnership between the two nations its due importance. Secondly, efforts towards transforming Indo-Russian strategic ties from a buyer-seller relationship to that of a partnership. And finally, restoring the exclusivity of Indo-Russian ties irrespective of any foreign policy transformation that each may undergo.
04/01/2016 8:33 AM IST

Can China's Inroads Into The Maldives Displace India?

Strategically located Maldives plays an important role in the alternative maritime routes that China is seeking to build through initiatives like the One Road One Belt. Much of Beijing's growing assertion in the Indian Ocean is focused on the US-centric club China perceives Washington is building along with India.
18/12/2015 8:23 AM IST
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Will China Join The Fight Against ISIS? The Answer Lies In The Xinjiang Question

Beijing has been increasingly trying to draw the world's attention towards the threat it is facing from separatist groups in Xinjiang. However, to China's chagrin, the West believes Beijing is only using the perceived threat as justification to intensify their crackdown on the Uighur population. For China to make any meaningful contribution to the US-led anti-terror effort in the Middle East, Washington will have to shed its ambiguity on the Xinjiang question.
16/12/2015 8:07 AM IST
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Can India And China Manage Their Bilateral Issues On A Multilateral Platform Like The AIIB?

As China looks for investment opportunities abroad, and India seeks funding for its infrastructure, the newly founded Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) creates a win-win proposition for both countries. With its disposable capital, China is likely to contribute $50 billion of the $100 billion of the AIIB thus placing it in a position to address the huge infrastructure needs of India and its neighbourhood. That said, a key question remains: how will India and China manage their bilateral issues on a multilateral platform like the AIIB?
24/07/2015 8:31 AM IST