India may join US Blue Dot Network. This new intiative’s objective is to rival the Belt and Road. Can this new programme serve India’s own interest in Asia?
A prominent Indian politician Subramanian Swamy recently declared that India was interested in joining the Belt and Road Initiative.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on July 30, 2018, at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum the upcoming launch of an infrastructure development plan for Asia.
On April 28-29, 2018, the Indian and Chinese Presidents met in Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province. Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi discussed a number of topics including the (de)militarization of their borders and regional cooperation.
On April 18, 2018, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi proposed to his Nepalese counterpart Pradeep Kumar Gyawali during an official visit to Beijing, the creation of a new corridor of the new Silk Roads that would link Nepal to both China and India.
In October 2017, Shahidul Haque, Bangladesh’s foreign secretary reaffirmed his country’s desire to join the Belt and Road initiative, at the World Economic Forum in New Delhi. Shahidul Haque stated that his country needed to be better connected to the
In early March 2017, Ms. Fu Ying, spokesperson for the 5th annual session of the 12th National People’s Congress of China, encouraged India to integrate the OBOR initiative. But until now India has shown reluctance to this proposal. a) OBOR