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

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Need for Autonomous Foreign Policy on China

India must disengage the border issue from Indo–Pacific policy.

Intrusions and Violation of LAC in India–China Border

The lack of a clearly defined borderline and a mutually accepted actual line of control is the major reason for continuous tension and clashes between India and China. The political leadership of both the countries should see the present crisis as an opportunity to find an everlasting resolution to the border question.

An Asian Clash of Civilisations? Revisiting the Sino-Indian Conflict of 1962

Nearly 50 years ago, India and China met in a brief, bloody border clash. This essay analyses that conflict in terms of its impact on the legacy of Jawaharlal Nehru. It explains the roots of Nehru's interest in China, his hopes for relations between the two new nations, the origins of the border dispute, and its escalation into a full-fledged war. Nehru's policies are assessed from the viewpoint of his critics and admirers. The deeper structural reasons for the conflict between India and China are analysed. Finally, the essay also speaks to the shadow cast by the war of 1962 on the geopolitics of the present day.

Of Potential, Actual and Possible Enemies

India and China cannot hope to strike it big in terms of cooperation unless they agree on what constitutes India and China - which is not the same thing as the detailed working out of the border. China should at least be prepared to respect the status quo in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim. There is no reason why it cannot do so, since it obviously has no intention of trying to change the status quo.

Delhi Summit and Putin's Larger Strategy

Russian president Vladimir Putin's visit to China, India and Kyrgyzstan in the first week of December was an important part of his effort to enhance Russia's international status from that of a big power to that of a great power in as short a time as possible.

India and China:Comparative Perspectives

India and China: Comparative Perspectives Crossing a Bridge of Dreams: 50 Years of India-China edited by G P Deshpande and Alka Acharya; Tulika, New Delhi, 2001; pp 538, Rs 750

Talks without End?

As long as China is unwilling to make some bold and imaginative decisions the periodical exchanges between the officials of the two countries will not be fruitful. This requires a political initiative. And for once it looks as if China has all the opportunity and initiative.
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