This means that countries such as Nepal and Pakistan are hoping to benefit from Chinese investments and infrastructure projects. Given this strategic environment, opposing Chinese projects in the neighbourhood won’t get New Delhi anywhere. Instead,
a better approach would be to facilitate Chinese investments in India and use this to attain India’s own strategic objectives.
For instance, the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a risky project that has to navigate through
insurgency-hit areas such as Balochistan. It would make far more sense if the corridor were to be
re-routed – partially or wholly – through India