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India's snub to the "Belt and Road" project was the strongest move yet by Modi to stand up to China.
India has more to gain by solving the vexatious border issue permanently on the basis of rational national interests rather than being tied to emotional sentiments of the past. This is not a reincarnation of naive notions of "Hindi-Chini Bhai Bhai" but a pragmatic recognition of the reality of the advantages of having mutually beneficial relations with a currently strong and prosperous neighbor while remaining conscious of strategic considerations.
NEW YORK — Even as it cooperates with China on the international stage, India will also compete with it in the areas of commerce and trade, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said. The prime minister al...