Strategic Triangle among Russia, China and India: Challenges and Prospects, by Amresh Chandra Journal of Peace Studies, 40 Vol. 17, Issue 2&3, April-September, 2010
The notion of “Strategic triangle” comprising of Russia, China and India was used by former Premier of Russia Mr. Primakov, when he visited India in 1999. The strategic triangle is an inherently restricted triangle, with the degree of its restriction varying in different situations. The more restricted the strategic triangle is the less effective the triangulation and the pivot leverage would be, and the less restricted the strategic triangle is, the more effective the triangulation and the pivot leverage would be. So a country’s national role conception and triangular role conceptions vary from time to time. This was evident in the triad of Soviet Union, the US and the China during 60s and 70s of the last century. In this article attempt has been made to test the nature of strategic triangle of Russia, China and India on theoretical model. The article concludes the despite several challenges, there is a convergence of interests and common vision for these three states to work together towards the creation of the multi polar world. The emergence of such a triangle, if and whenever it takes place, would alter the global strategic balance in a strikingly significant manner.