Kashmir

Kashmir, a northwestern Indian subcontinent region is bounded by China's Uygur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang to the northeast and the Tibet Autonomous Region to the east, by the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab to the south, by Pakistan to the west, and by Afghanistan to the northwest. The northern and western portions of Kashmir are administered by Pakistan, the southern and southeastern portions by India. The Indian- and Pakistani-administered portions are divided by a “line of control” agreed to in 1972, although neither country recognizes it as an international boundary. Since 1962, China has controlled the easternmost portion of the region.

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A map explaining why India is wary of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and its mari-time component

India, a handicapped giant

Faced with China’s emerging hegemony in Asia, India is striving to defend its regional power status. New Delhi’s strategy is to invest in defense, align its policies with the United States and expand its regional alliances. However, it is increasingly concerned with becoming contained by China.

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