Vol. 3 (2) Dec. 2021

Article ID. JHSSR-1117-2021

India’s Challenges in South Asia in the Third Decade of the Twenty-First Century

Tran My Hai Loc


India, China, Challenges, South Asia, third decade of the twenty-first century

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With its achievements in the first two decades of the twenty-first century, India has demonstrated its significant role and influence in the South Asian region. At the same time, India is viewed as having a significant role in South Asia’s regional cooperation initiatives. As a result, India is rapidly becoming a challenger to China’s growing influence in the region. The article will analyse the characteristics and make judgments about the problems that India will confront in the third decade of the twenty-first century using a qualitative methodology based on secondary data research. Based on the research findings, the author argues that the most difficult issue that India faces is limiting China’s diplomatic and economic ‘penetration’ in countries located in India’s traditional zone of influence. India requires time to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, build its economy and national power and enhance its influence in South Asia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.37534/bp.jhssr.2021.v3.n2.id1117.p45