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Is China Pushing India Closer To The United States?

While there were many reasons for the world’s oldest democracy and the world’s largest democracy to mend fences, perhaps the most important reason was the one that few officials could point to in public: the rise of China. In modern times, tensions between New Delhi and Beijing date back to their border war in 1962. In fact, the contested boundaries between these two powers are some of the only land border disputes that China has yet to resolve. To keep up with Beijing’s growing military power, India needs to modernize its armed forces, which means moving away from its reliance on Russian hardware and looking toward Europe and the United States.

Read Here – The Diplomat

China Tests India on Disputed Border

No one—in New Delhi or any other capital for that matter—should be surprised, however. China, especially since around the end of 2009, has become an aggressive state. It is, among other things, using forceful tactics to grab territory to its south and east. India is not a treaty ally of the US, but three recent victims of Chinese aggressionthe Philippines, Japan, and South Korea—are.

Read Here – World Affairs

How China Fights: Lessons From the 1962 Sino-Indian War

The rest of the world may have forgotten the anniversary, but a neglected border war that took place 50 years ago is now more pertinent than ever. Before dawn on the morning of Oct. 20, 1962, the People’s Liberation Army launched a surprise attack, driving with overwhelming force through the eastern and western sections of the Himalayas, deep into northeastern India. On the 32nd day of fighting, Beijing announced a unilateral ceasefire, and the war ended as abruptly as it had begun. Ten days later, the Chinese began withdrawing from the areas they had penetrated on India’s eastern flank, between Bhutan and Burma, but they kept their territorial gains in the West—part of the original princely state of Jammu and Kashmir. India had suffered a humiliating rout, and China’s international stature had grown substantially.

Read Here – Newsweek

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