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Could China, India go to war again?

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Our expert guest on what to expect on the external front from Modi 3.0, India’s challenges, and options.

Synopsis: Join The Straits Times' senior columnist Ravi Velloor, as he distils his experience from four decades of covering the continent.

In this episode, Ravi speaks with the eminent foreign policy thinker C Raja Mohan, the noted scholar and close friend of India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.

They discuss Indian foreign policy in the wake of the recent elections that returned Prime Minister Narendra Modi to power for a third time.

Mr Modi resumes office at a time of dire border tensions with China, ruffles in what was a swiftly developing relationship with the United States, and a growing compact between India’s traditional security partner Russia and China.

Highlights (click/tap above):

3:50 A time for fresh choices

8:30 The Andhra factor in foreign policy

13:30 Could history repeat on the China border?

14:25 Soured ties with the West

17:30 Ties with Russia, now a junior partner of China’s

19:50 Soft-pedalling Quad

21:45 Where’s India’s ‘Act East’ policy?

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Produced by: Ravi Velloor ( and Fa’izah Sani

Edited by: Fa’izah Sani

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