WHAT IN­DI­ANS ARE AFRAID OF

India Today - - UPFRONT -

The bel­liger­ent back and forth be­tween In­dia and China over a road the Chi­nese in­tend to build in the dis­puted Dok­lam plateau shows no sign yet of abate­ment, as Chi­nese of­fi­cials re­it­er­ate that the move­ment of In­dian troops is akin to an in­va­sion of ter­ri­tory. Un­sur­pris­ingly, new data from the Wash­ing­ton-based Pew Re­search Cen­ter, re­leased on Au­gust 1, shows that In­di­ans view the grow­ing Chi­nese power and in­flu­ence as a ma­jor threat. How­ever, most In­di­ans, like their coun­ter­parts in the 38 coun­tries sur­veyed, name ISIS as the “great­est threat to na­tional se­cu­rity”. In March, the Union min­istry for home af­fairs said 75 In­di­ans were be­ing in­ves­ti­gated for al­leged links with ISIS.

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