Today, the rivalry between India and China on the Indian Ocean, China’s looming presence in Sri Lanka are concerning for India. But one must acknowledge that China’s pockets are deep and their speed of implementation is commendable. India has a long way to go in those aspects. We need to be prepared every day to counter these advances. Nevertheless, India’s strength lies in the fact that we are a strong democracy and have friends all over the world. The goodwill that India wields amongst other countries is not something China possesses.