“China Won’t Like It”
“China won’t like it.” That has been a consistent refrain of the UPA government and the Congress party in shaping India‘s recent foreign policy. New Delhi‘s self-induced fear of provoking China has restricted the pursuit of beneficial engagement with other major powers and Asian neighbours. India’s self-denial is hardly consistent with its proclamations on “strategic autonomy”. But it is no secret that the UPA and the Congress deploy the argument of “strategic autonomy” only against the United States.