China and National Security – the Congress’ 2019 Election Manifesto

What does the election manifesto of the Indian National Congress say about China in national security terms?

Book Review: India-Southeast Asia-China Triangular Dynamics

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”

In the Wake of Doklam: India-China Relations Entering a New Phase

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.

Explaining Action and Reaction on 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.

When Religion and Politics Mix: The Dalai Lama and India-China Relations

There is no real Tibet card for New Delhi to play and India ignores its own Buddhists while supporting the Dalai Lama.

How India Deals with its China Challenge

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

1962: A Very Particular View

Review of Shiv Kunal Verma’s ‘1962: The War That Wasn’t’

Of Perceptions and Policies

Review of Shishir Gupta’s ‘The Himalayan Face-Off: Chinese Assertion and the Indian Riposte’