The USA has taken a back seat. China is getting active. Pakistan has strong allies. South Asia just became a lot more challenging for India.
Happymon Jacob is an Associate Professor of Diplomacy and Disarmament Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Prior to joining JNU in 2008, Dr Jacob held teaching positions at the University of Jammu in J&K and the Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi, and research positions at the Centre for Air Power Studies, Delhi Policy Group and Observer Research Foundation, all based in New Delhi. Jacob is a regular op-ed Contributor to The Hindu, India’s leading English language daily.