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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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China: Time for a change of strategy
B Raman | 03 May , 2013 0 comments
China: Time for a change of strategy

It is more than two weeks now since a platoon of the PLA of China moved about 19 kms into Indian-claimed territory in Eastern Ladakh which, according to India, is on its side of the Line of Actual Control (LOAC) and set up a temporary camp with tents. Media reports suggest that the Chinese action seems to be in retaliation for India...

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Latest Chinese Incursion into Ladakh: The perspective that is missing
Latest Chinese Incursion into Ladakh: The perspective that is missing

It is amazing that while a potentially strategic vulnerability is being created with each passing day on the DBO front in Ladakh and possibly elsewhere as well the Foreign Minister of India in his wisdom chooses to call it a minor blip, an acne that will soon disappear. Disappear it will not and by the time the Foreign Minister returns from...

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India-China Military Standoff – A Question of Sovereignty and Peace
Karan Kharb | 26 Apr , 2013 8 comments
India-China Military Standoff – A Question of Sovereignty and Peace

Being at war with itself, India has neither the intent nor the courage to deter her enemies from nibbling at the ‘disputed’ borders and regurgitate at the negotiating table. Pakistan and China are taking full advantage of a weak Government which is virtually held at ransom by its coalition partners. Also, as a tradition the Indian...

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Pakistan’s Elections : Internal Dynamics
Danvir Singh | 24 Apr , 2013 7 comments

As Pakistan goes to elections in May 2013, the world is likely to witness an unprecedented transition of power between the successive democratically elected civilian governments. To extrapolate for a country, that has a political history marred by cycle of military coups, this transition may be seen by many as Pakistan’s political...

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