We need to create the future — by planning for it, and by putting the necessary strategies and actions in place to make them happen. In our Tug-of-War sport, we have the privilege of various underlying realities, age-old truths and non-negotiable building blocks — all hard-earned in the past. This includes strong clubs, healthy competition, good technique, combinations, maximum time on the rope, blind faith and absolute trust in the pullers in front of and behind you … BUT this is not enough. SATF must ensure that both happen:
The Indian government sees Bangladesh as an important neighbour for political, national security and religious reasons. India also fears that Islamic fundamentalism and jihadism in Bangladesh may spill over the border. India and China are offering large sums of money for infrastructure projects in Bangladesh.
Both are promoting large railway projects low return investments that will do little for Bangladesh and both are keen to get involved in building a deep-sea port in Bangladesh. But none of these projects are making much headway and efforts to build big coal-fired power plants have thrown up significant operational and environmental risks.
China has long been the main supplier of military equipment to the Bangladesh armed forces.
India is trying to catch up, but the Bangladesh military procurement office remains sceptical about the quality of Indian military hardware. In the realm of culture, Indian influence in Bangladesh is overwhelming.
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The two countries share a common language and Bengali culture is still centred in Kolkata. At leastBangladeshis attend school in India and universities in the two countries entertain close links.
For its part, China has established Confucius Institutes in Bangladesh that teach Chinese language and scholarships are available for Bangladeshis to study in China. Chinese commercial influence and general presence in Dhaka and Chittagong a major port city are rising steadily.
The view from Delhi is very short term: China, on the other hand, is playing a long game in Bangladesh and it balances its relations with the ruling Awami League and the anti-Indian, pro-army BNP. Bangladesh is not a passive victim of this geopolitical competition in the Bay of Bengal.
Bangladesh is using its strategic position to encourage it. There is a clear awareness in Dhaka that both India and China take more than they give and that their infrastructure and manufacturing projects are of low quality compared to those of Japan and South Korea.
The Rohingya refugee crisis has also made clear that China and Bangladesh are only fair-weather friends. China is blocking the UN Security Council action to move against the genocide or ethnic cleansing by the Myanmar government, which Bangladesh sees as an unfriendly act. China and India will do their best to edge each other out in their battle for influence in the Bay of Bengal and will try to exploit an economically weak Bangladesh.
But they are likely to fail as Bangladesh continues to play hard to get and plays them off against each other. For now, India is doing all it can to block exports from Bangladesh, while China shows no signs of letting Bangladesh exports enter Chinese markets.
Tom Felix Joehnk is a journalist and frequently writes for The Economist.Apr 12, · He has funded ads calling for President Trump’s removal and has chided “Our democracy is not supposed to be a tug of war between a couple of billionaires on the left and a couple of.
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if we . Apr 11, · China and India’s geopolitical tug of war for Bangladesh 11 April Authors: Forrest Cookson, Dhaka and Tom Felix Joehnk, Bangkok. A battle for influence in Bangladesh is on between Asia’s giants, China and India. These two meetings and other continuing developments have resulted in Eritrea being stuck in a tug of war between Egypt and Ethiopia.
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From there, it became a tug-of-war between the Mnangagwa and Grace factions until a stage where the vice-president appeared to have virtually taken over before the current G40 fight back started on June 1.