Vacuous Summitry

Structural problems between India and China are unlikely to be resolved by two leaders having ‘informal’ dialogues or meetings without agendas.

India-China Boundary Dispute: LAC Transgressions Will Continue

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”

2019: What’s in Store for India-China Relations?

Does India have it in itself to become an economic and political alternative to China?

A Strongman in China: Implications for Asian Regional Politics

Xi Jinping’s China is not inclined to sharing leadership or space with anyone else.

Explaining the India-China Standoff at Doklam: Causes and Implications

‘Explaining the India-China Standoff at Doklam: Causes and Implications’, Aakrosh, Vol. 20, No. 77, October 2017, pp. 60-76. Extract: In mid-June 2017, India and China began a long standoff in the Doklam area of Bhutan that came to an end only in late August. The crisis originated when a Chinese road-building party moved into anContinue reading “Explaining the India-China Standoff at Doklam: Causes and Implications”

The Doklam Standoff and After: Whither India-China Relations?

What explains China’s high-decibel campaign of vilification against India in the wake of the Doklam standoff?

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.

India-China Standoff in Bhutan: Explanation and Prognosis

It should not surprise Indian defence planners if the Chinese test and prod the Indian military by opening up road-building, patrolling and other forms of activity in areas along the disputed boundary that have hitherto remained dormant or not seen any such activity at all.