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India’s expanding power gap with China

 by Kanwal Sibal 13/11/13 We have a tendency to overstate the positives of our relations with China and downplay the negatives. This creates the impression that our ties are better than they actually are, and that the problems are either not as bad as they are made out to be or are more manageable than is thought. Since our most difficult relationship is with China, we have to be very careful in how we project it. It should be as close to reality as diplomacy permits so that the public at home is not misled or encouraged to be complacent, and observers abroad are not confused about where we stand. If we behave as if the threat from China is either exaggerated or that we can cope with China’s rise and the expanding economic and military gap between the two countries largely on our own, then we will be unable to work out optimal partnerships needed to handle the challenges ahead. China is set to acquire

McKinsey : Submit your essay on India’s future For  Reimagining India , McKinsey invited leading thinkers from around the world to explore the challenges and opportunities faced by one of the most important and least understood nations on earth. Now we would like to hear your perspectives. We invite you to submit an essay of up to 1,000 words in response to one of the three questions and excerpted quotes below. The winning entry from each category will be shared here on our website. Winners will also receive a copy of Reimagining India . How it works Draft your essay of up to 1,000 words in a text or editable document format. At the top of the page, please indicate clearly (a) your full name, (b) your city and country of residence, (c) your e-mail address, and (d) to which of the three questions below you are responding. Send your entry via email no later than Friday, December 13th, 2013 to indiaessays@mckinsey.