India China relations assume importance given the two emerging powers in the Asia Pacific which are engaged in a dyad of geopolitical competition and contest. India China boundary dispute remains a core concern requiring careful management to prevent differences developing into conflicts. Major factors in India China relations which are diverse include geo-politics, regional relations and security, diplomacy,border dispute, defence and security relations and technology amongst others
China has an increasing profile in South Asia given economic, development and security profile across the region. China has initiated Belt and Road Initiative which includes Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. Some of the key projects in the same are China Pakistan Economic Corridor or CPEC and the China Myanmar Economic Corridor or CMEC.