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The friend whose enemies are your friends

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India has often complained that smaller nations in its South Asian neighbourhood play the China card to get their way. Despite the end of Cold War, 9/11 and the war in Afghanistan gave Pakistan leverage in Washington that allowed it to tap funds and fend away sanctions for supporting terror groups. Now with China expanding its presence in South Asia through the Belt and Road Initative India is under considerable pressure to retain its clout in countries like Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Maldives.

But India is also playing no less a game at the global stage with the........

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