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The Crisis After The Crisis: How Ladakh Will Shape India’s Competition With China

The still-unresolved Ladakh crisis has created a new strategic reality for India, marked by renewed political hostility with China, and an increased militarisation of the Line of Actual Control. This new strategic reality imposes unequal costs on India and China.

Read Here | Lowy Institute

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

2020 Gave India A Sharp Lesson on the Chinese Military. When Will Indian Generals Take Heed?

The May 2020 Ladakh crisis marks a turning point in India-China relations, since both sides have crossed each other’s red lines. By grabbing 1,000 square km of Indian territory in Ladakh, China has made it known that bilateral peace and stability will be on its terms.

Read Here | The Wire

Also read | PLA Using ‘Exoskeleton Suits’ On Himalayan Border

India’s Jaishankar And China’s Wang To Meet As Troops Mass Along The LAC

With the crisis in Ladakh deepening after Indian troops occupied key heights and thwarted Chinese moves in the Chushul sector, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi will meet over lunch in Moscow Thursday to try and dial down tensions on the Line of Actual Control.

Read Here | The Indian Express

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

China-India Border Row: No Sign Of Progress As Winter Looms

Military talks on the India-China border row have yielded little progress and Indian troops must be prepared for the “long haul”, according to military and diplomatic sources in New Delhi. The assessment came after commanders from both sides held talks on Saturday – their fifth round since a deadly  clash in June in the Himalayan Galwan Valley left 20 Indian soldiers dead.

China-India Border Talks Stall, Sparking Calls For Modi To Get Tough On Beijing

As the border stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops in the Himalayan region of Ladakh enters its 15th week, with little indication of a breakthrough in talks, criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration is brewing in New Delhi. Unhappy at what they see as India’s overly cautious approach, a group of military veterans and analysts are increasingly calling for the Modi administration to get tough on Beijing.

Four Reasons Why India Couldn’t Win A War With China

An armed conflict will do little to resolve India’s security dilemma along the Himalayan border with China. The coronavirus and the economic downturn caused by currency demonetisation, when coupled with an expensive war, however, limited the latter might be, could lead to a serious downturn in an economy that is already bleeding.

Read Here – The National Interest

The Sino-Indian Standoff And A Most Misunderstood Frontier

In his memoir, The Making of a Frontier, about the five years he spent on the fringes of Jammu and Kashmir in the late 19th century, British officer Col. Algernon Durand observed that “the man on the Frontier sees but his own square on the chess-board, and can know but little of the whole game in which he is a pawn.” When and if we next see clashes on the frontiers of Ladakh, it will be vital to keep this perspective in mind. Not all squares on a chess board are worth fighting over.

Read Here – WarOnTheRocks

Territorial Nationalism A Dead End For India’s Modi

Many Indian strategic analysts have misconceptions that China continues to perceive India as a significant hurdle to Beijing’s ambition for global prominence. Chinese strategists don’t see India as their strategic rival in the short to medium term. However, they consider it a future competitor, say 50-60 years down the road.

Read Here – The Asia Times

Also Read: India’s China Strategy Is Changing

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