1962 India-China War Redux?
Opinion

1962 India-China War Redux?

Indian analysts have been comparing the military buildup on the India-China border in eastern Ladakh to the Doklam standoff in 2017. This was only to be expected, since the leitmotif is once again a road construction in disputed border regions.  In Doklam, India feared that the Chinese road would give its military access to heights…

Sticks, Stones and Death in Galwan Valley
Opinion

Sticks, Stones and Death in Galwan Valley

Things along the Indian-Chinese border in the Himalayas have rarely lacked interest, notably along the secretive, heavily patrolled 3,488 km Line of Actual Control. Neither China nor India have ever quite sorted out their differences on that front, plagued by territorial claims over unclearly demarcated boundaries. The administration of Narendra Modi might well have wood…

China & India Play ‘Who Blinks First’ Over Tiny Strategic Area in Himalayas
Politics

China & India Play ‘Who Blinks First’ Over Tiny Strategic Area in Himalayas

Beijing and New Delhi are standing their ground, neither side yielding an inch in a dispute over a piece of Himalayan territory that flared up again a month ago. Could a war of words in an issue with former colonial fingerprints on it evolve into all-out war? In a statement on Wednesday, China’s Foreign Ministry…