CHINESE INTERESTS IN SOUTH ASIA

Dr. Mughees Ahmed, Ghulam Muhammad Nagra

Abstract


South Asia possesses unique position in the arena of international state affairs. There are two nuclear states; Highly skilled manpower, abundance of natural resources; strategic importance of Indian Ocean, Central Asian States and security matters make South Asian region very important in international politics. China gives much importance to South Asia in its diplomatic and foreign policy relations. As  India  wants  to  create  its hegemony in South Asia so China tries its level best to confront Indian hegemony. This paper explains that how China and Pakistan have developed  friendly  relationship to  contain  Indian  dominance  in  the  region. It has  balanced  the  power  (military and economic) and Indian threat has also been minimized. This paper also examines the role of other major powers especially USA and Russia towards Pakistan and India briefly.

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