India and China are now seeing each other as an opportunity rather than a threat. It has been observed that mutual mistrust remains on security and geostrategic issues making both wary of each other's military and economic growth. However, driven by the changing international trends, India and China recognized the need to cooperate for long term interests of regional and global peace and stability as well as their own economic prosperity. This study aims to revisit the issue of security, defense and war in South Asia region with reference to recent agreement in India "Look East" policy. The paper is based on historical evidences. It highlights the dynamics of India China relationship from hostility to detente. Furthermore, the research aims to construct a scenario about impacts of India-China rapprochement policy on regional security and insecurity. Theoretical framework of this paper is taken from Barry Buzan's Regional Security Complex Theory.
1-Naveed Anjum: PhD Scholar, Department of International Relations, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan.2-Zaheer Abbas: PhD Scholar, Department of International Relations, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan.3-Muhammad Shoaib Malik: Assistant Professor, Department of Pakistan Studies, National University of Modern Languages Islamabad, Pakistan.
India, China, Rapprochement, South Asia, Regional Security Complex