Can India’s Necklace of Diamonds Strategy Defeat the China’s String of Pearls


  • Sumanta Bhattacharya Research Scholar and Policy Analyst, Department of Development Studies, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Howrah, India
  • Jayanta Kumar Ray National Research Professor, Department of History, Maulana Azad Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata, India
  • Shakti Sinha Honorary Director, Atal Bihar Vajpayee Institute of Policy Research and International Studies, India
  • Bhavneet Kaur Sachdev Student, Department of Development Studies, Calcutta University, Howrah, India


India, China, Necklace of Diamonds, String of Pearls, Sabang, Chabahar Port, India-China Border


India has been making a “Necklace of Diamonds” to counter the “String of Pearls” created by China. Sri Lanka, Maldives, Pakistan, Asian country and Somalia are a number of the countries wherever China is establishing maritime bases as a “String of Pearls” to boost its influence and military networks. The “Necklace of Diamonds” contains Changi service Base in Singapore, Chabahar Port in Islamic Republic of Iran, the belief Islands in Seychelles, and Duqm Port in Sultanate of Oman. China’s investments in its String of Pearls exceed the investments created by Republic of India for its jewelry of Diamonds. Thus China’s allies are possible to be stronger than India’s. China has endowed US$60 billion in Africa underneath its String of Pearls strategy, whereas India’s largest investment for its jewelry of Diamonds amounts to $8 billion, in Chabahar Port. The only noteworthy investment created by Republic of India that affects China considerably has been at Sabang, Indonesia, that is on the point of the Malacca Strait. Around eightieth of China’s oil imports tolerate that strait, thereby creating India’s presence within the region a degree of concern for China. India’s jewelry of Diamonds additionally might not be as robust and effective as China’s String of Pearls within the India-China border issue. Therefore, India-China border relations aren't regarding guns however additionally about the rising economic power of China that has resulted in countries being addicted to it for essential provides.


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How to Cite

S. Bhattacharya, J. Kumar Ray, S. Sinha, and B. Kaur Sachdev, “Can India’s Necklace of Diamonds Strategy Defeat the China’s String of Pearls”, IJRAMT, vol. 2, no. 11, pp. 105–108, Nov. 2021.




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