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New Delhi Using Dalai (Lama) As Diplomatic Tool Harms Sino-Indian Ties

New Delhi is dissatisfied with Beijing’s stance over its membership bid to the Nuclear Suppliers Group and its request to name Masood Azhar, head of Pakistani militant group, to a UN Security Council blacklist. Therefore, Delhi attempts to play the Tibet card against Beijing. In fact, China has never thought of making trouble for India, and is handling these issues in accordance with international practices and UN regulations.

Read Here – Global Times

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China Will See The Dalai Lama’s Visit To Tawang As A Provocation

New Delhi still has two weeks to find a compromise formula on the Dalai Lama’s visit to Tawang that will allow both countries to put the issue back in the freezer. But what will happen if it does not try, or worse still, tries and fails? Will China take military action? And if it does, what will it be?

Read Here – The Wire

BJP’s Election Win Has Implications For Sino-India Ties

If Modi wins the next election, India’s current firm and tough manner is bound to continue. It will be without question good news for the country’s own development. Nevertheless, it will likely mean more difficulties in making compromises in rows with other countries. Take the border disputes between Beijing and New Delhi. No silver lining has yet emerged and Modi demonstrated his firm stance over the issue by celebrating Diwali, India’s biggest holiday, with soldiers at the Sino-Indian border.

Read Here – Global Times, China

The British Forgery At The Heart Of India And China’s Tibetan Border Dispute

The McMahon Line, drawn at the behest of the British Raj in 1914, has been adopted by the Indian government as the definitive statement of its border with China in the northeast, although the line has never been accepted by any Chinese government. It was drawn by Henry McMahon and accepted by representatives of the Tibetan government in bilateral discussions that were contemporaneous but separate from the abortive tripartite British/Tibetan/Chinese negotiations on the Simla Convention.

Read More – South China Morning Post

Opportunity Pushes More Chinese Firms Into India

In 2015, trade between China and India stood at $71.62 billion, up 1.4 percent year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM).  As of the end of 2015, outstanding investment volume by Chinese companies in India totalled $3.55 billion, while Indian firms invested $644 million in China, the MOFCOM data showed. Also in 2015, Chinese non-financial direct investment to India reached $143 million, down 41.2 percent. Meanwhile, Indian investment to China reached $80.8 million, up 59.2 percent from the previous year.

Read Here – Global Times

Concurrent India Drills Spark Unnecessary Speculation

The efforts of China and India moving closer have been snubbed by the West, which tries to hype the contention of the two sides. Given the border disputes between China and India, and geopolitical rivalry as well, mutual distrust is slow to dissolve, and India is vigilant against China’s rise. This creates opportunities for other countries to drive a wedge between Beijing and New Delhi. But China and India have reached a solid consensus that continued growth in bilateral relations should not be thwarted by divergences.

Read Here – Global Times

China Denies Sino-Indian ‘Face-Off’ Claims

China said there was no stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops in the border area, in response to reports by the Indian media which said Indian troops demolished a Chinese constructed watch tower in the sensitive region.

Read Here – People’s Daily

It’s Time India Stopped Punching At Shadows

Many in India are under the illusion that we are in some kind of a geopolitical competition with China. The reality is that we are already hard put to keep China out of our own backyard, let alone compete with Beijing elsewhere

Read Here – The Wire

Why China May Be Plotting A ‘Short’ Border War With India As In 1962

n essence, China is developing a two-front war capability vis-à-vis India and hobble it with various insurgencies – a Pakistan-propped one in the west, and a more covert one in the north-east. The aim may be to get us to part with Tawang, with or without a short war. With Tawang won, China will put up a show of “magnanimity” and offer to settle the border elsewhere.

Read Here – Firstpost

Delhi To Dhaka, With Hope

The talk of the town in Dhaka is the forthcoming visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 6. The enthusiasm generated by the impending trip is rare and can only be compared with that experienced during the visit of Indira Gandhi in 1972. She was welcomed effusively because of the support she gave Bangladesh in its War of Liberation.

Read Here – Indian Express

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