The article highlights the threat from China as a “continental challenge” and India needs to frame a continental policy which will help deal with China on such issues. While alliances can help especially when other countries such as the U.S. is concerned with Chinese aggression, only committed and collective defense will help in such scenarios. But, when geography matters it is unlikely an alliance will work and it thus complicates matters in dealing with aggression from China. This news is related to the topic India and its neighborhood policy of GS 2. This news is important for mains.
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