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Modi won’t be soft on China if he wins Indian election

Narendra Modi won’t back away from border disputes with China if he wins the Indian election. Al Jazeera English/Flickr, CC BY

Considering India’s aspirations to be a global power, foreign policy has played but a minor role in the current election campaign.

The manifestos of the major parties also say little on the subject, so The Conversation spoke to Professor of International Relations Amitabh Mattoo about how relations with the US, Pakistan, China and Australia have fared under current prime minister Manmohan Singh, and how they will progress if BJP’s Narendra Modi wins office, as is largely expected.

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