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?
Sino-Indian relations are at a new juncture. Modi and Xi must together summon the vision and statesmanship needed to grab the opportunity thus provided.
This essay examines the key agreements concluded between India and China in the post-Cold War era with implications for their boundary dispute and bilateral military CBMs.
While the Ladakh incident was eventually resolved by a combination of military-to-military meetings and diplomatic interactions, three aspects stand out.