GRAND STRATEGIC PEACE IN CHINA-INDIA-PAKISTAN TRIANGLE

Authors

  • Naveed Ansaree

Keywords:

Strategic triangle, triangular relationship theory, mutually hurting stalemate, regional security paradigm, national interest

Abstract

Abstract

India, China and Pakistan are interlocked in a ‘Strategic Triangle’ of regional security paradigm. The three stake-holders have tremendous opportunities for furtherance of their national interests but also have a plethora of intertwined compulsions, vulnerabilities and fault-lines which in a way compel them to explore convergences in their grand strategies. Thee triangular relationship amongst the three qualifies the essential conditions as defined by the ‘Triangular Relationship Theory. The divergence and convergence of interests can make them find themselves in mutually hurting stalemate. The prospects of grand strategic stability and peace in this triangle rest on India’s grand strategic option which is considered to be the core driver of the Asian security landscape. Pakistan and China will respond according to the resultant dynamics. The geo-political and geo-strategic environment is also creating space for manoeuvre and liberty of action for Russia to position itself favourably for the rediscovery of its lost global stature. However; Russia appears to be bogged down in the identity crisis of ‘whether it belonged to Asia or Europe’; thus marring Russia’s aims and objectives with ambiguity and uncertainty.

Author Biography

Naveed Ansaree

 Air Commodore Naveed Khaliq Ansaree, TI (M) is a PhD Schorar at Department of Internatioal Relations, University of Karachi. 

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Published

11-08-2013

How to Cite

Ansaree, Naveed. 2013. “GRAND STRATEGIC PEACE IN CHINA-INDIA-PAKISTAN TRIANGLE”. Journal of Contemporary Studies 2 (1):68-89. https://jcs.ndu.edu.pk/site/article/view/111.