Taking a page from our inherent capacity to adjust and be flexible, India should practice a little unemotional pragmatism.
Andrew Small, an expert on China and its relations with Pakistan and the US discusses the wider context to the ongoing standoff at Doklam.
China has said that it has shown “utmost goodwill” over the prolonged military standoff with India in the Sikkim sector but warned that its “restraint” has a “bottom line”.
At this crucial juncture, India must carefully examine the Indian army’s report on the 1962 war and accept the damning indictment of the government contained in the report.
From the start, China has been on public relations blitzkrieg in the Doklam stand-off with daily statements from the foreign and defence ministries.