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Vague Border Works Well For China

It’s therefore clear that some in China view the unresolved border dispute as working in Beijing’s favor. China’s aggressive patrolling along the unsettled border keeps India’s military forces tied down on multiple fronts, tests Delhi’s resolve, heightens its anxiety, exposes its strategic vulnerabilities, and diverts scarce resources away from its naval modernization.

Read Here – The Diplomat

India’s China Strategy: Mountains Vs. Oceans

Instead of pouring money into raising a force that can hardly address the Indian Army’s drawbacks at the border, Indian decision makers should have focused on addressing China’s weaknesses in the Indian Ocean

Read Here – The Hindu

China Bothered About Indian “Media Hype” On Border Intrusions

In a commentary, Xinhua says that the sensational reports about and the Indian media hype about Chinese border intrusions are harmful to the ChinaIndia relationship.

Read Here – Xinhua

The Invisible Border War

A half-century after the Sino-Indian War of 1962, the border between China and India remains undefined and a constant source of friction between the world’s two most populous countries. Following three weeks of fighting in 1962, it was agreed to draw a Line of Actual Control (LAC). But, five decades later, the map has yet to be delineated.

Read Here – Project Syndicate

India’s Expanding Role In The Region And Beyond

Concomitant with its growing power, India is expanding its influence, both within the region and in global arena. While Indian diplomacy has been struggling to bridge the gap between what the country believes is its rightful place in the international community, on the one hand, and the actual status, on the other, its status and role as a major power finally came to be recognized throughout the decade of the 2000s.

Read Here – The National Institute for Defense Studies. Japan

Chinese Lessons In Diplomacy

India cannot afford to be complacent in spite the fact that the issue has been resolved in a win-win manner, as the Chinese media claims. In fact, the Ladakh border episode will be regarded as a watershed in the bilateral relations. India is faced with a new reality of having to deal with an assertive China, which often sets the rules of the game. Knee-jerk response aimed at short-term palliatives is certainly not the answer. India needs to carefully assess Chinese intentions.

Read Here – Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses

India’s Foreign Minister In China After Border Standoff

Indian Minister of External Affairs Salman Khurshid will start a two-day visit to China on Thursday, which experts said demonstrates both sides’ maturity to deal with border disputes and emphasis on relationship development.

Read Here – China Daily



Learning From Depsang

If the Chinese action on the ground on the Depsang plain, initiated on April 15, is taken in conjunction with President Xi Jinping’s March 29 statement in Durban that the border issue should be resolved “as soon as possible”, we can conclude that China is signalling a new activism in its border dispute with India. This also becomes evident through Beijing’s official statements of the past two weeks that accompanied their three week-long non-threatening, but provocative, military action.

Read Here – The Hindu

India-China Stand-Off: Sun Tzu In Action

Merely by sending a platoon of their troops to camp 19 km (upgraded after 10 days from 10 km reported earlier) inside our territory on February 15 near Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Aksai Chin region the Chinese have made the Indian government look weak and helpless in the eyes of its billion plus people.We are seeing the classic SunTzu (Sun Tzi to the purist) ploy “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting” in Chinese action.

Whether this act is tactical and limited to a remote icy waste, it is a strategic victory for Chinese policy because it is the Indian authorities – not the Chinese – who have been compelled to explain why the Chinese intruded.

Read Here – Indian Defence Review

Let Better Sense Prevail

India and China are aiming to raise their bilateral trade to $100 billion soon. If they want to take their relationship forward, they need to bury the ghosts of Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai – the Chinese leaders who launched the war on India — and look to the future. There is enough room in the world for both India and China to play without coming into each other’s way. But before that they definitely need to get out of each other’s way in Ladakh.

Read Here – Businessworld

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