India’s concern is that if it takes a decision that irks Generals in Myanmar, China would get closer to the junta and use the opportunity to hurt India’s interests in Myanmar.
Q. But here, Is the first part of the sentence “India’s concern is that If it takes a decision” hypothetical? I don’t think so. Then why would is used in later part?
A. The above is a conditional sentence. "if it takes a decision....China would get" and also a hypothetical one. Therefore it should have been written as "if it made/took a decision....China would get"
hypothetical C.E.D.; adjective; imagined or suggested but not necessarily real or true:
(Some conditional clauses are like hypotheses, so we use past tense forms).
We use past tense forms to make suggestions about what might happen in the future:
If we invited John, Mary would bring Angela.
Ref British Council