Always expressing optimism about the India-China relationship no matter what the circumstances is something of a standard operating procedure for Chinese interlocutors
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Assessing India’ China Policy in 2021
It appears that the Indian government lacks the political will to deal with China firmly and unambiguously
Signalling a Shift? Parsing the Indian Statement of the 13th India-China Corps Commander Level Meeting
If indeed, there is a rethink underway on the Indiangovernment’s approach to China on the LAC, it is about time.
Chinese Transgressions on the LAC Deserve a Punitive Response
Reports have emerged that China has increased its troop strength along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh breaking its agreement made at the sixth round of talks on 21 September 2020. Earlier in December, videos emerged of Chinese civilian vehicles transgressing into the Demchok area also in Ladakh. Meanwhile, the Indian Army referred to …
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एक ‘न्यू नॉर्मल’
अभी आर-पार का संघर्ष शायद ही हो, लेकिन अब यह नई सामान्य बात है कि दुरूह चोटियों पर पूरे साल सैनिक रहेंगे, मौसम-दुश्मन दोनों से जनहानि होती रहेगी
Confused and Confusing: The PM’s Official Statements About 15 June
Prime Minister Modi’s statement at the All Party Meeting on 19 June ended up casting doubt on India’s own behaviour and claims along the LAC and actually encourages further Chinese assertiveness all along disputed sectors on the LAC as well as the temptation to open up fresh disputes.
Belligerence and Silence: Explaining Chinese Actions Along the LAC in Ladakh
What should be concerning in the wake of Galwan and the reported loss of lives also of Chinese troops, is that Beijing will now be particularly prone to viewing any Indian action as provocative and seek to respond in an overwhelming manner as a way of saving face.
Reorienting India’s China Policy Towards Greater Transparency
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.