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Pandemic creates India, China rivalry

The two nations are turning to medical diplomacy to win hearts and minds of South Asian countries that have long been at the centre of their competition.

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India has emerged as the first responder to the needs of its neighbours by deploying medical teams and providing testing kits, ventilators and medicines.

THE coronavirus pandemic is creating a new arena of rivalry between India and China to win hearts and minds of South Asian countries that have long been at the centre of their competition.

For a start, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 12 pledged US$10 million to create a Covid...

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