China-India-Pakistan triangle and the future of regional security

Trade deals were high on the agenda for India and China despite no resolution over border disputes in sight (photo:dpa)
Trade deals were high on the agenda for India and China despite no resolution over border disputes in sight (photo:dpa)

A shifting power-play of partnerships and tensions between China, India and Pakistan is likely to see Beijing play an increasingly influential role in South Asia. But despite efforts by China to blunt India as a regional power, both have concerns about the threat of militant Islamism within Pakistan and its effect on the region. That makes China a potential ally to India - despite ongoing border tensions - in helping to stabilise the Pakistan-Afghan region.

<i>Relationship dynamics among China, India, and Pakistan will shape the future of security in the region. China’s increasing political, economic, and military influence in South Asia may have a negative impact on democratic ...

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