To Stand Up To China, India Must First Boost Its Economy

India’s ability to project power abroad, protect its homeland, and assemble and sustain meaningful partnerships depends on the capacity of India’s political leaders to quickly and competently get its economy back on track. The foreign policy crisis consuming the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the wake of the border clash—as real and […]

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Why Is China Downplaying Its Border Clash With India?

Why is China keeping quiet? India and China both have well-developed mythologies of national martyrdom in war, and the Indian soldiers who died are already filling that role. But it seems unlikely that China will even release the names of the dead. There is state hostility toward releasing any sensitive information—and especially for the opaque military. As indicated […]

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China, India Blame Each Other For Monday’s Deadly Clash

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi accused Indian troops of provoking the border clashes on Monday that left at least 20 people dead, while New Delhi said Chinese soldiers were “directly responsible” for the aggression. However, the two ministers agreed to handle the situation in a “responsible manner” and not escalate tensions any further. Read Here […]

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Can India And China Still Back Down?

With a still-raging pandemic, a looming economic catastrophe, and tense worldwide protests over racism and police violence, about the last thing the world needs right now is a land war between its two largest countries—which have about 430 nuclear warheads between them. Read Here – Slate

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18 Modi-Xi meetings, Several Pacts: Killings Breach Consensus, Dent Diplomacy

The killing of 20 Indian Army personnel including a Colonel-rank officer along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) has set off considerable disquiet in South Block. The “violent face-off,” New Delhi said, happened as a result of an attempt by the Chinese side to “unilaterally change the status quo” along the Line of Actual Control in Galwan valley. Read […]

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Australia, India Join Forces In A Flex At China

China has drawn Australia into its security tensions with India after New Delhi and Canberra signed a defence accord that could see their two military forces sharing facilities in sea straits hotly contested by Beijing. As China and India mobilise more troops and equipment along their fractious Himalayan border, the Chinese Communist Party-backed Global Times […]

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China Is Pushing India Closer To The United States

Border issues may be the focus of Sino-Indian conflict today, from the near-clash in Doklam in 2017 to today’s standoff—but the geopolitical tensions and alignments involved are much bigger. India’s growingly comfortable relationship with the West heralds a clear choice in any global conflict. Read Here – Foreign Policy

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