ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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India Must Draw the Right Lessons

The Ladakh Face-off

A window of opportunity may be opening up to resolve the border dispute between India and China. Unfortunately, Indian public opinion and a section of its strategic community seem ill-prepared to allow the government to take advantage of this. An assessment of the recent border incident between these two States illustrates the obstacles which have to be overcome.

The resolution of the Ladakh impasse between India and China came with a whimper rather than a bang. What is missing from several commentaries is a focus on the border dynamic itself, and a perspective on what India’s interests are on the frontier and how should they be secured. Despite an opaque system, there is enough information to make a preliminary assessment.

One-Upmanship in ‘No-Mans Land’

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