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?
Does India have it in itself to become an economic and political alternative to China?
Instead of half-baked attempts at military diplomacy, India should impart greater clarity of expression and purpose to its military relationship with China. Is China a ‘strategic partner’ or a ‘strategic competitor’? Or both?
The Chinese have learnt that a country’s foreign and security policies abroad are only as good as the strength of its structures and systems at home
Review of Shiv Kunal Verma’s ‘1962: The War That Wasn’t’
The persistent Sino-Indian boundary dispute needs to be seen within the framework of centre-periphery relations in China and India and well as of their different political systems.
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.
Progress in Sino-Indian relations will require patience and creativity in spades.