Relations between India and its neighbours will never evoke euphoria. And, China’s assistance to these countries will never be an act of benevolence and will be solely aimed at countering India. India’s position is unique in more than one sense.
Notwithstanding some shortcomings, democracy and the rule of law as instruments of political governance are well entrenched in India. In relative terms, India can arguably be considered the most stable country in the region, moving ahead on the fast tracks of development. Our neighbours should realise this.