The China–Pakistan Economic Corridor and the China–India–Pakistan Triangle

  • Jabin T. Jacob
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Asia-Pacific Political Economy book series (PASTAPPE)


The China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which has both sea- and land-based links to China’s MSRI, represents an adjustment of bilateral ties between the two countries from a military- and political-elite-dominated relationship to one based on economic foundations. The process is, however, far more complex and fraught than is evident in the mutually reinforcing rhetoric of the two sides. Much about the CPEC remains uncertain including its ultimate economic benefits for both countries. For India, however, despite these uncertainties mere opposition might not be an option or the wisest course of action given that it could both potentially play a swing role in the success of the CPEC, with economic benefits for itself in the process, and refashion bilateral ties with its two neighbors.


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  • Jabin T. Jacob
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  1. 1.Fellow, Institute of Chinese StudiesDelhiIndia

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