WHAT INDIANS ARE AFRAID OF
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.