Caution Amid Positives In China's South Asia Push
China's President Xi Jinping visits India today, the last leg of a three-nation tour of South Asia. While his hosts welcome opportunities to deepen economic ties with China, they remain wary of Beijing's true intentions.
China's footprint in South Asia has increased considerably over the past decade.
The astonishing speed and unprecedented scale of its rise have been truly transformative, coming even as the likes of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh have made important strides of their own in terms of poverty alleviation and human development.
Dhruva Jaishankar is a transatlantic fellow with GMF's Asia Program.