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Playing Cat and Mouse? Sino–Indian Relations

While China has tended to raise the stakes over ongoing disputes, India has sought to improve its position in the wider power play in the long term

Since assuming office in 2004, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has made over seventy foreign trips – underscoring not just his eagerness to escape domestic difficulties, but also the priority he has placed on developing Indian foreign policy. Towards the end of last year, in October, Singh conducted two of the most important of these visits: a four-day, whistle-stop tour of Russia and China. His trip to Beijing made history: it was the first time in nearly sixty years

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