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China moves to capture global digital supply chains. Its digital BRI is a dilemma for India.

China controls the global physical supply chains. It’s now making a concerted bid to capture digital supply chains as well through its digital Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). It aims to wrest global leadership from the US, at a time when the physical BRI corridor appears unviable after the pandemic. India is a vital cog in Beijing’s plans.
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Call it China’s dogged effort to emerge as the backbone of the global next-gen digital supply chains. In just a matter of a few months, the Digital Silk Road (DSR) – or the digital BRI – has become the cornerstone of China’s goal to acquire global leadership. It was inevitable in some ways perhaps – after all, in these recessionary
a pitch to control global networks, India will have to weigh its options carefully. While there are valid security concerns, the Indian startup ecosystem needs Chinese capital and knowhow to flourish. It’ll be a delicate balancing act for India – and the world – as Beijing goes on a digital overdrive. ( Graphics by Sadhana Saxena)
Call it China’s dogged effort to emerge as the backbone of the global next-gen digital supply chains. In just a matter of a few months, the Digital Silk Road (DSR) – or the digital BRI – has become the cornerstone of China’s goal to acquire global leadership. It was inevitable in some ways perhaps – after all, in these recessionary a pitch to control global networks, India will have to weigh its options carefully. While there are valid security concerns, the Indian startup ecosystem needs Chinese capital and knowhow to flourish. It’ll be a delicate balancing act for India – and the world – as Beijing goes on a digital overdrive. ( Graphics by Sadhana Saxena)

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