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.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, the name “Wuhan” has become much better known in India than it ever was for the April 2018 informal summit between Modi and Xi in that city. It remains to be seen which of these two legacies from Wuhan will last in India-China relations.
Has Beijing reached a stage where it is willing to face crisis and/or conflict instead of preventing these in the first place?
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.