One of the ways the Doklam incident should be read is as a way of China putting pressure to end the special nature of the India-Bhutan relationship.
India can expect LAC incursions by China to continue, even pick up pace, and to display a qualitatively different nature in the coming months and years.
China under Xi Jinping is engaged in a long-term but steady strategy of trying to isolate Taiwan diplomatically and constrain its international space
While India had good reasons to boycott China’s showcase event in Beijing, it might nevertheless have missed an opportunity to convey its concerns in a more forceful and public manner.
China is turning into a serious challenger to India in Bangladesh in the economic and military domains and is growing in strength in the political dimension, too.
There is no real Tibet card for New Delhi to play and India ignores its own Buddhists while supporting the Dalai Lama.
India needs to give Ladakh greater agency in order to ensure that this region can function as its pivot to Central Asia and to challenge Chinese domination there.