Arunachal Pradesh’s disputed status, unique socio-cultural makeup and difficult geographic location have elicited multifaceted responses from Indian policymakers.
2010 marked the sixtieth anniversary of established diplomatic relations between China and India. Despite the initial euphoria attached to the concept of “Chindia,” the bilateral relationship between China and India continues to face numerous challenges.
Il n’y aura jamais de ‹‹ siècle asiatique ›› si deux de plus grandes nations du continent restent mé fiantes et incapables de travailler ensemble pour le plus grand bien collectif du monde
The Sino-US relationship is without doubt the most important bilateral relationship in the world. It is also one of the most complex and difficult ones.
How do China’s national security imperatives influence its international relations? And how do the various actors and dynamics in the Chinese decision-making process affect China’s international relations?
The India-Myanmar border regions form a forgotten frontier in the Indian and global imagination but violence, trade and transnational challenges such as drug-trafficking and the spread of diseases have kept both a regional identity as well as specific community identities alive.
If economic interdependence is insufficient for China to compromise on territorial issues with its smaller neighbours, the latter are unlikely to behave any differently.
“The Afghans they hate us,
The Indians wanna bring us to our knees
How long will it be Lord, till we piss off the Chinese
I got the blues”
It is necessary for India and China to avoid misperception and misreading of each other’s strategic intentions. But how?