India’s Growing Role in East Asia

  • Mahendra Gaur
  • Sylvia Mishra
Part of the Politics and Development of Contemporary China book series (PDCC)


Mahendra Gaur and Sylvia Mishra note that a rising China and growing China–USA rivalry affect India’s desire for a peaceful multipolar Asia and a multipolar world. Cooperative relations with China are important to India, so it does not want to be drawn into a formal alliance against China, but it feels comfortable engaging with the USA and others as a hedge against a Chinese “expansionist mindset.” Though China resists India’s efforts to deepen engagement in East Asia, others welcome India. India will play a larger role in Indo-Pacific maritime security and a stabilizing role in East Asia while remaining strategically autonomous and committed to multilateral and bilateral means of regional management.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mahendra Gaur
    • 1
  • Sylvia Mishra
    • 1
  1. 1.Foreign Policy Research CenterNew DelhiIndia

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