Power Play

Indian elephant fit for a marathon - not a sprint - in taking on China

Geopolitics is a long-drawn game. India may have stumbled in its response to the pandemic but that does not necessarily mean it is the weakest link in the Quad.

India's recent setbacks from the coronavirus pandemic have to be viewed as short-term in nature, argue experts, as its vaccine production gradually picks up pace and economic growth regains momentum in the new financial year. PHOTO: AFP
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Power Play is a weekly column that looks at various facets of US-China rivalry and its implications for Asia.

NEW DELHI - Earlier this month, when India's new Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi assumed office, she extolled the country's constructive role as an international player in a television interview. A veiled attack on the country's eastern neighbour was also slipped in in the same breath.

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