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China quotes Nehru on Sikkim, but ignores on Aksai Chin, McMah...

China has quoted from a letter written by former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to his Chinese counterpart in 1959 to back its claim on Doklam. However, China conveniently ignored Nehru's view, expressed in the same letter, on Aksai Chin and Arunachal ... India Today, 2 months ago
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India's military power at LAC rattles China

'India's military posture has become significantly stronger than China's on the 3,500-kilometre Line of Actual Control.''This is enhancing confrontation between the two sides,' points out Ajai Shukla. IMAGE: Indian and Chinese soldiers attend the celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China at the India-China border, about 41 km from Tawang district in Arunachal Pradesh, October 1, 2009. Photograph: Utpal Baruah/Reuters What motives underlie the ...
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How India twice 'missed' resolving border disputes

'At critical moments an inability to take tough decisions resulted in potentially far-reaching solutions slipping out of our grasp.''If similar opportunities come Narendra Modi's way will he act differently?' asks Karan Thapar. In school we are taught about the turning points of history, but there are occasions when, because of human antipathy, intransigence or folly, history fails to turn and an opportunity to resolve a problem is lost. These are stories that rarely get told. However, Shyam ...
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Shadow States: tracing decades of Sino-Indian competition leading up to '62 war

Shadow States , a fascinating account of Sino-Indian competition in the eastern Himalayas from 1910 to 1962, has come out at a time when some say India is still trying to win the 1962 war. The author, Berenice Guyot-Rechard, uses the term “shadow ...
 catchnews.com1 month ago
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India-China stand-off: The truth from the Dragon's mouth

A new book reproduces original Chinese maps that contradict Chinese propaganda.The book reveals Chinese intelligence admissions that Beijing never maintained any army base, customs office or other government function in the disputed area until 1983.Claude Arpi digs deeper. Recommended for you: Complete coverage of India's Chinese Challenge IMAGE: On August 1, Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the People's Liberation Army to focus on war preparedness. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images ...
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India-China border standoff: With no side budging, a stalemate seems likely

Just ahead of the G-20 Summit at Hamburg, a Chinese Foreign Ministry official said that “the atmosphere is not right for a bilateral meeting between President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ”. Thus hopes that a summit between ...
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Can India and China go to battle?

'Does the Indian army's new assertiveness risk a clash escalating into shooting and possibly skirmishes?' asks Ajai Shukla. IMAGE: Chinese soldiers guard the Nathu La mountain pass. Photograph: Desmond Boylan/Reuters The territorial and boundary dispute between India and China is a complex, historical, multi-layered wrangle across a sprawling 3,500 kilometre-long border. Yet, a relatively simple disagreement has brought patrols from both armies eyeball-to-eyeball on the Sikkim-Tibet border ...
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Why there's trouble on the India-China border

The choice of Dhoka La for the intrusion by Chinese troops is significant and suggests a twin objective of pressuring Thimpu to allow Beijing to establish an embassy there and reinforcing Chinese claims on Arunachal Pradesh, warns former RA&W officer Jayadev Ranade.   Strategy, sovereignty and territorial interests are all at play in the stand-off currently underway between Chinese and Indian troops. After nearly a decade, Beijing has chosen to reactivate the border with India in the ...
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