The deaths of Indian soldiers along the LAC at Galwan is a watershed moment in India-China ties. If the relationship is not to spin out of control, India needs to develop military, economic and intellectual muscle certainly but also adopt transparency and openness to questions as a central plank of the reworking of its China policy.
What does the election manifesto of the Indian National Congress say about China in national security terms?
Originally published as Jabin T. Jacob, ‘Insights on a Triangular Relationship’, The Book Review, Vol. XLI, No. 12, December 2017, 12-13. Amitav Acharya. East of India, South of China: Indian Encounters in Southeast Asia (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2017). Karen Stoll Farrell and Sumit Ganguly (eds) Heading East: Security, Trade, and Environment between IndiaContinue reading “Book Review: India-Southeast Asia-China Triangular Dynamics”
The basic principle of standing up to China’s bullying behaviour must be clear and unadulterated coming from India. In the long run only this will prevent more such incidents as Doklam.
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.
There is no real Tibet card for New Delhi to play and India ignores its own Buddhists while supporting the Dalai Lama.
The Chinese have learnt that a country’s foreign and security policies abroad are only as good as the strength of its structures and systems at home
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