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.

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”

China in Central Asia: Myth-making and Foreign Policy

India needs to give Ladakh greater agency in order to ensure that this region can function as its pivot to Central Asia and to challenge Chinese domination there.

1962: A Very Particular View

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

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

The Ladakh Stand-off: What it Says (or Doesn’t) about China’s India Policy and India’s China Policy

While the Ladakh incident was eventually resolved by a combination of military-to-military meetings and diplomatic interactions, three aspects stand out.

The Ladakh ‘Incursion’: Chinese Actions and Indian Lessons

The ‘incursion’ by Chinese soldiers in the Depsang Plains in Ladakh raises some fundamental questions about the Sino-Indian boundary dispute and about Indian and Chinese policies.

Sino-Indian Boundary Dispute: Provinces/States as Ice-Breakers

The solution to both the political and economic discontent of Chinese provinces and Indian states as well as the unresolved boundary dispute between the two countries could be to allow their provinces greater freedom to interact with each other in terms of people-to-people and economic contacts

The Future of Kashmir: China and Kashmir

While China has continued military support to Pakistan even during military conflicts and near-conflicts between India and Pakistan, its stance on Kashmir has shifted gradually in response to the prevailing domestic, regional, and international situations.