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Tanvi Ratna

Tanvi Ratna is a student of International Relations at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Georgetown University. She has worked previously with the Indian Ministry of External Affairs and the United States House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs.

The much hyped energy rivalry between India and China has seemingly played a part in the new great game in Central Asia. Popular media laments India’s sluggishness in following China’s footsteps. However, upon closer examination, the two countries aren’t quite playing the same game; their motivations and limitations with regard to Central Asia are different, a fact that is often ignored in surface comparisons.