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India-China relations

5th October – Strategic response to China

Strategic steps for India – Chanakya vs Sun Tzu Close to five months of Sino-Indian border standoff, hand-to-hand combat, and death of a few dozen soldiers in the Galwan Valley clash has led to many reactions from the intellectuals and ordinary citizens of both the countries. There are innumerable theories on plausible causes for China’s …

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India and China

14th September – Moscow Plan – India-China relations

‘Moscow Plan’ for India-China disengagement Recently, the foreign ministers of India and China agreed to ease tensions on the borders after “frank and constructive discussion” on the side lines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting in Moscow. The five-point agreement could usher in normalcy at the border — a good thing even if it is …

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Kra Canal

12th September – Kra Canal

Kra Canal In the middle of August, Thai transport minister Saksayam Chidchob said that Thailand was considering a road and railway link across the narrow tract of land in the south of the country, which has been the proposed site for building the Kra canal. In its aftermath, Indian media reports said that plans for …

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One China Policy

24th August – One China Policy

One-China Policy “We support the One China policy. However, we expect you to also have a One India policy.” These were the words of the late External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj spoken to the Foreign Minister of China, Wang Yi in June 2014. With rising Chinese belligerence on Indian territories and its total disregard for …

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RIC

30th July – RIC – Is it still important?

RIC – A triangle that is still important Amid the tensions on the Line of Actual Control, the recent virtual meeting of the RIC (Russia, India and China) was held. As the statements had divergent views of the participating members, it calls for assessing the dynamics of RIC grouping as a whole. Background – When …

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China's India policy

16th July – China’s India policy

The standoff and China’s India policy dilemma For China, which has long been preoccupied with its relentless pursuit to approach the centre of the world and in managing a turbulent relationship with the United States, the June 15 incident of a violent face-off between Chinese and Indian troops at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), …

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China

18th June – Reset ties with China

Reset ties with China With its aggression in the Galwan Valley, Ladakh, China has crossed a threshold and pushed the relationship with India to a dangerous low, with long-lasting consequences. The events – Chinese soldiers used the opportunity of a negotiated withdrawal operation to viciously attack a supervisory Indian contingent. The first Indian military casualties …

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LAC

2nd June – Line of Actual Control

A phantom called the ‘Line of Actual Control’ (LAC) At the heart of India’s and China’s continued inability to make meaningful progress on the boundary issue (LAC) are four agreements — signed in September 1993, November 1996, April 2005 and October 2013 — between the two countries. Ironically, India and China keep referring to these …

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China

26th May – India-China border disputes

India-China border disputes The India-China border has been witnessing tensions over the past month, with incidents reported in at least four different locations along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The incidents range from Naku La in Sikkim to Ladakh, in the Galwan valley and in Demchok, have reportedly been escalated with a buildup of …

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