Topics: World War II, India, British Empire Pages: 4 (1451 words) Published: February 9, 2013
Sino-Indian relations, also called Indo-China relations, refers to the bilateral relationship between the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the Republic of India. Relations began in 1950 when India was among the first countries to break relations with the Republic of China on Taiwan and recognize the PRC India–United States relations (or Indo-American relations) refers to the international relations that exist between the Republic of India and the United States of America. Despite being one of the pioneers and founding members of the Non-Aligned Movement of 1961, India developed a closer relationship with the Soviet Union during the Cold War. During that period, India's relatively cooperative strategic and military relations with Moscow and strong socialist policies had a distinctly adverse impact on its relations with the United States. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, India began to review its foreign policy in an unipolar world, and took steps to develop closer ties with the European Union and the United States, in furtherance of its national interests. Today, India and the US share an extensive cultural, strategic, military, and economic relationship.[1][2] . China and India are the world's most populous countries and also fastest growing major economies. The resultant growth in China and India's global diplomatic and economic influence has also increased the significance of their bilateral relationship. China and India are two of the world’s oldest civilizations and have coexisted in peace for millennia.[1] Cultural and economic relations between China and India date back to ancient times. The Silk Road not only served as a major trade route between India and China, but is also credited for facilitating the spread of Buddhism from India to East Asia.[2] During the 19th century, China's growing opium trade with the British Raj triggered the Opium Wars.[2] During World War II, India and China played a crucial role in halting the progress of...
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