It’s Time India Resolved Border Disputes With China For Good

July 02, 2013

Border disputes between India and China are eclipsing a potentially strategic partnership between the two. If history is any indication, India's failure to recognise the legitimacy of interests other than its own is a besetting flaw in its diplomacy and foreign policy. Reconciliation is the...

Himalayan Stalemate: Revisiting the Sino-Indian Conflict of 1962 (Part 2)

November 27, 2012

Part 2: Interpreting Indian Behaviour. For part one click here. The primary strategic objective of the Nehru regime, even as the dispute deteriorated after 1959, was to avoid a frontal collision with China. The more interesting and perhaps central question, therefore, is why did India find...

Himalayan Stalemate: Revisiting the Sino-Indian Conflict of 1962 (Part 1)

November 27, 2012

China's way into the Sino-Indian War. In a recent Global Times article, a researcher from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences writes, “Mao wanted to wake him (Nehru) up from the superpowers’ influence by giving him a heavy punch, so that he would come to his senses and end the...

Reading Between the Lines

November 18, 2012

Understanding the India-China border dispute.  Lines yesterday – Fault Lines today  Lines drawn on paper almost a hundred years ago can be considered the inception of the India-China border dispute. Today these lines haunt the relations between the two Asian giants, like raw...