The LeidenAsiaCentre (LAC) and the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), in Delhi, India, collaboratively run a project on China’s Digital Silk Road (DSR). The focus is on the challenges and opportunities that the DSR brings for the EU and India. Specifically, the project examines China’s expanding role in South Asia’s digital domain, particularly India, and in the EU, to identify:
1. The economic opportunities, and strategic and security challenges posed by the DSR and other Chinese digital investments
2. Convergences and divergences in digital priorities, concerns, and capabilities between the EU and India
3. Potential for India-EU digital cooperation
This policy paper comprises part two of two parts of the collaboration and elaborates on the potential for India-EU digital cooperation. The first publication “China’s Digital Silk Road – Strategic Implications for the EU and India” covered the opportunities and strategic and security challenges posed by the DSR.