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New Normal In Sino-Indian Ties

China’s behavior in other territorial disputes also offers lessons for the future of the Sino-Indian border dispute. Despite a commitment to not militarize disputed islands and islets in the South China Sea, Beijing has continued to do so through incremental advances employing so-called grey zone tactics.

Read Here | WarOnTheRocks

The Road From Galwan: The Future Of India-China Relations

Long before the present border dispute occurred, Sino-Indian relations had been steadily declining due to rampant misperceptions of the other side, contributing to a lack of trust. The most fundamental misperception between the two countries is the inability to comprehend each other’s international ambitions, yielding the fear that their foreign policies are targeted against the other. 

Read Here | Carnegie India

War Is Over Between India And Pakistan—For Now

After a couple of years in which Indian-Pakistan relations have taken a nosedive over a series of bloody border clashes, the two sides have agreed to strike another deal. Both will hold their fire and continue negotiations to end the long-simmering conflict between them. There is reason for optimism; even a fragile peace is better than continued conflict.

Read Here | Foreign Policy

Modi’s Himalayan Dilemma

The border crisis has snowballed into an intractable political, diplomatic, and economic challenge for Modi. He can’t accept Beijing’s aggression in the region without denting his own nationalist strongman credentials, but he can’t stand up to China militarily without making enormous investments in his military—investments that are impossible in the midst of an economic crisis. 

Read Here | Foreign Affairs

Xi And Modi: The Psychological Duel Between Asia’s Strongmen

For the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Modi’s failure to befriend Xi, or to achieve the holy grail of a border settlement, constitutes a huge political embarrassment. There has been no movement on a boundary settlement since 2005, when China consented to sign off on a set of “political parameters” that would govern the final solution. Now the opposition is painting Modi as a trusting simpleton who has been duped by the cunning Chinese leader.

Read Here | WorldCrunch

China Is Paying A High Price For Provoking India

For Xi Jinping, the COVID-19 pandemic – which has preoccupied the world’s governments for months – seemed like an ideal opportunity to make quick progress on his expansionist agenda. But by provoking India, he may have bitten off more than he can chew.

Read Here | Project Syndicate

China-India Border Row: Risk Of Tangled Ties If New Delhi Looks To Third Parties

Ties between China and India could become even more tangled if New Delhi invites interference from other parties such as the United States, according to a leading Chinese foreign policy expert. With the world’s two most populous developing countries in a  border stand-off for nearly five months, Beijing is aware of the growing need to recalibrate its approach to the South Asian giant.
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Can India Transcend Its Two-Front Challenge?

For more than five decades, the Indian military has feared one thing above all else — a two-front war with China and Pakistan. By leveraging its size, military strength, and eventually its nuclear arsenal, New Delhi believed it could deter or manage a conflict with either one of its nuclear-armed neighbours individually. But a collaborative threat from both adversaries would overstretch India’s resources and pose a formidable challenge.

Read Here | WarOnTheRocks

Why It’s In China’s Interests To Reveal Its Death Toll In India Border Clash

It’s also hard to see how Beijing’s secrecy over casualties would discourage India from taking the Americans’ side in US-China friction. Silence over the deaths will further erode confidence in China’s credentials to be a responsible global power, adding to the case made by critics that its authoritarian system is obsessed with secrecy and information control.

When China Chips Are Down, ‘Diamonds’ In India’s ‘Necklace’ Of Allies Lack Sparkle

Numerous strategic partnerships and security arrangements that India had recently built up to counter China’s growing hegemony and territorial ambitions, have proved futile in all attempts at settling the enduring crisis posed by its People’s Liberation Army (PLA) along the line of actual control (LAC) in Ladakh.

Read Here – The Wire

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