The missing ingredient in this mix of economics and geopolitics is deeper cultural understanding. The 2019 Indian elections are an opportunity to change that.
Inaugurated on Saturday, Pakistan's Imran Khan has sounded optimistic notes on improving tensions with India.
Australia wants India and China to rise into the existing order, rather than undermine it. India, however, wants to change the status quo.
The Statue of Unity, depicting Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, is being championed by India's Prime Minister, but there is far more to the story of this expensive nation-building project.
The recent visit of Malcolm Turnbull to India generated much hype and enthusiasm. Despite this, India-Australia relations have had a very difficult history.