INDO-CHINA GEO STRATEGIC RIVALRY IN THE INDIAN OCEAN AND ITS IMPACT ON PAKISTAN
Indian Ocean is the 3rd largest ocean on the planet Earth. In the contemporary world, trade is one of the prime medium that is used to boost the economy and frame out the basic ingredients to become the regional or global hegemon. It is a known fact that the India and China are competing in the Indian ocean to secure their sea lines communication. India is utilizing its pivotal geo strategic location, however China is using its string of pearls strategy to counter each other’s influence. Both the giants proactively involved their troops in land border clashes but now the maritime security has surfaced as a bone of contention between the two countries. The aim of this paper is to unfold the interest of both the countries in IOR. This paper intends to unfold the regional paradigm through a lens of realist approach and unwind the ground realities by using a spectrum of qualitative research methodology.