The no-limits strategic partnership between Moscow and Beijing is about two global leaders bringing their strengths together to challenge the US-led ‘rules-based order’
By Pravin Sawhney, military expert and author based in New Delhi
When India’s chief of defense staff, Gen. Anil Chauhan, who is authorized to speak on strategic issues says “the geopolitical importance of Russia will go down in times to come,” and “we will see a more assertive China in times to come,” it is time to wonder if India understands that Russia and China together are playing a big role in creating and stabilizing the new multipolar world order.
It was during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first visit to Russia in 2013 that he proposed building a “community of a shared future” at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University). There he mentioned concepts like the Global Development Initiative (GDI), Global Security Initiative (GSI) and Global Civilization Initiative (GCI), which became the basis of One Belt One Road, announced in Kazakhstan the same year.