Is India bracing for the potential fallout?
While inviting the Dalai Lama to any part of India is well within the country’s rights, looking at it from the China’s perspective also serves a purpose.
China has also said it will take necessary measures to defend its territorial sovereignty.
“We urge the Indian side to clearly see the anti-China splittist nature of the Dalai group and honour its commitment on Tibet and related questions,” a foreign ministry spokesperson said.
A former top Chinese negotiator’s statements on a trade-off between Tawang and Aksai Chin could mean a variety of things.
If Modi’s aim of becoming an arms exporter is to be realised, India should look to how China has restructured its state-owned defence enterprises.
“We are equally concerned about the casualties in the clash, and hope that relevant incident will be handled properly. The Kashmir issue is left over from history,” the Chinese foreign ministry has said.