Well, well. This from Times Higher Ed Supplement:
Despite rolling out the red carpet for Chinese President Xi Jinping last week, India seems to be pulling away from China when it comes to science and research. Indian universities have been informed that all academic cooperation with China must be approved by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of External Affairs, “in addition to other clearances”. Analysts speculate that the growing distance between the countries’ scientific achievements and economic power has made India more tentative about sharing its talent.
Not sure I’d like a government department to be deciding what kind of research I can do and with whom, but this is an interesting straw in the wind.