Chinese Reactions to India’s Reorganization of Jammu & Kashmir

There is little that actually changes on the ground on the LAC between India and China despite the latter’s rhetoric. It could also be reasonably argued that a change in the status of J&K is not a major concern for China in so far as it involves Pakistan.

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.

1962: A Very Particular View

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

India, China and the Yarlung Tsangpo: Much Ado About Nothing?

China’s operationalization of the Zangmu hydropower station on the Yarlung Tsangpo/Brahmaputra must be seen in the context of environmental developments elsewhere in the country.

Arunachal Pradesh in the Sino-Indian Boundary Dispute: Constant Claims, Changing Politics

The persistent Sino-Indian boundary dispute needs to be seen within the framework of centre-periphery relations in China and India and well as of their different political systems.

Interpreting Prime Minister Modi’s China Approach

Originally published as ‘Interpreting Modispeak on China’, The Hindu (Chennai), 14 May 2015. As Indian Prime Ministers and political leaders go, Narendra Modi is unique in possessing some significant experience of that country before attaining office. In fact, despite – or perhaps, because of – the differences in world views and how he has gone about understandingContinue reading “Interpreting Prime Minister Modi’s China Approach”

What the Henderson Brooks Report Really Says

In India, it is easier to blame individuals for mistakes made than to identify and correct failings and shortcomings in the institutions and processes that individuals are only a part of.

Infrastructure Development along India’s Borders with China

Indian infrastructure development in its border areas is a complex mix of national security considerations, political gamesmanship and economic rent-seeking

Chinese Claims on Arunachal: A Consequence of the Sino-Tibetan Dispute

In the mid-1980s, the core of the boundary dispute for China shifted eastward to Arunachal Pradesh. At least three possible reasons can be highlighted for this new Chinese emphasis. .