The non-military uses of China’s civilian infrastructure build-up in TAR or Xinjiang must not be ignored
India’s foreign policy under the BJP increasingly resembles Chinese foreign policy under the CPC in words and spirit.
While a full-fledged India-China conflict is unlikely, peace and tranquillity along the LAC are well and truly things of the past.
How is it that the Indian government is talking of the ‘strategic disinvestment’ of its PSUs while the Chinese have converted their own into world-beating ‘champions’ with stakes across the globe?
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.
The next ‘informal summit’ between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will be held in Varanasi on 12 October. The announcement of the date has been accompanied in recent days by a series of reports on the state of affairs on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between the two countries.Continue reading “India-China Boundary Dispute: LAC Transgressions Will Continue”
What does the election manifesto of the Indian National Congress say about China in national security terms?
US President Richard Nixon’s path-breaking visit to China in February 1972 could arguably be called the mother of all ‘resets’ of a major bilateral relationship. In his own words, it was ‘the week that… changed the world’ and there can be little disagreement on this score. The ‘informal summit’ scheduled later this week between IndianContinue reading “Modi-Xi ‘Informal Summit’: Domestic Priorities Uppermost”