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The strategic triangular dilemma in South Asia

The Express Tribune
May 5, 2017
By Zafar Khan

For many in South Asia, only India and Pakistan appear to be each otherís rivals given their past conflicts and a number of crises involving the two states. But those who closely read and understand nuclear strategy tend to include China as a factor in the South Asian strategic dilemma even though Beijing is not inclusively or even technically a part of the South Asian region. This is often termed a strategic triangular dilemma or trilemma involving three Asian nuclear weapons states: China, India and Pakistan.
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