The China-Pakistan-Russia Troika: A Wake-Up Call For India?
The troika will be a game-changer in swaying the regional balance of power against India’s strategic interest. India seems to have been cornered by this tactical regional understanding where Pakistan has emerged as the pivotal point of regional politics. The change of guard in the United States has further complicated the situation for India, since New Delhi remains unsure about President-elect Donald Trump’s approach towards the region. Much will depend upon how India approaches the entire spectrum of regional politics against the backdrop of its relations with Russia and China.