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How India Juggles the Superpowers

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a recent BRICS Summit, Image: Sergio Lima/AFP

As geopolitical groups and counter-groups crowd the landscape, India is seemingly everywhere at once. It is a prominent member of China-aligned groups like the BRICS and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). It is also central to China-containing groups like the Quad.

An interesting new thinkpiece by the Indian academic Shreya Upadhyay describes this as a “multi-alignment strategy.” She argues New Delhi uses block politics as a way to escape the pitfalls of block politics:

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