China’s BRI Diplomacy: What it Means to India and India’s Rise

Bandra Worli Sea Link, Mumbai, India during the golden hour
Book Chapter May, 2022


In the post-COVID-19 world order, particularly, amidst intensifying great power competition and changing regional and global power dynamics, infrastructural advancement has taken on new and expanded significance. However, the COVID-19 pandemic witnessed the BRI projects around the world halted, leading to major setbacks in timeline. This chapter seeks to look at how China’s BRI is shaping post-COVID-19; it assesses how India’s response to the same has emerged over the years and how it may shift in the coming times. Further, the chapter analyses how India’s own infrastructure projects can manage the post-pandemic containment of the BRI corridors.


This piece is a chapter of the book “Korea, the Iron Silk Road and the Belt and Road Initiative: Soft Power and Hard Power Approaches”, which you can find here in the Peter Lang webshop.

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