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China: Stooping to succumb
Sandhya Jain | 13 May , 2013 5 comments
China: Stooping to succumb

A Defence Minister who cannot read a hospital register recording the date of birth of his Chief of Army Staff can hardly be expected to read a map and discern Chinese inroads to the extent of an admitted 19-kms (some say 30-kms). So it was no surprise that Mr. AK Anthony remained near-invisible after Beijing’s latest land grab became public,...

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Sharif: Pakistan’s next Prime Minister?
Prakash Nanda | 09 May , 2013 1 comment
Sharif: Pakistan’s next Prime Minister?

The other day while watching noted television journalist Karan Thapar’ s “Devil’s Advocate” programme, I was impressed by Pakistani leader Nawaz Sharif’s “sincere” assurance that if elected to the office of the Prime Minister, he would never allow the Pakistani soil to be used by the terror groups against India. Shaif, who has...

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Have Indian troops abandoned Indian territory?
Have Indian troops abandoned Indian territory?

The incursion by Chinese troops into the Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) sector of Ladakh on 15 April 2013 by erecting and occupying tents was responded to on the ground by Indian troops erecting tents nearby to prevent further Chinese advance. The incursion is said to be in the Burtse (mis-spelt as “Burthe” and “Burste” by some journalists)...

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Indian response to Chinese intrusion in Daulat Beg Oldie
Danvir Singh | 05 May , 2013 9 comments
Indian response to Chinese intrusion in Daulat Beg Oldie

  Indian foreign policy analysts and experts categorise our policy into three distinctive phases of evolution. The first phase was the Nehruvian era based on idealism, the foundations of which were shattered by the Chinese aggression and India suffered a humiliating defeat in 1962. Then came the second phase, a period of real and power...

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The Sumdorong Chu Incident: a strong Indian stand
Claude Arpi | 04 May , 2013 7 comments
The Sumdorong Chu Incident: a strong Indian stand

A few years ago, I wrote an article on the India, China and Tibet relations in which I mentioned the Sumdorong Chu incident in 1987. The strong stand then taken by the Indian Army allowed the visit of Rajiv Gandhi to Beijing to be rather successful a year later. The Indian Prime Minister could discuss from a respectable position with Deng...

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