China had said before that the Indian defence minister’s tour of the “disputed area” is not conducive to peace and tranquillity in the region.
“We are committed to developing friendly relations with these two countries and also we would like to see India and Bhutan developing normal relations,” the Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said.
Former diplomats have said that while a resource centre exclusively focusing on China will produce good research work, they remain skeptical about its effectiveness.
The Congress ended with the insertion of the ‘Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese characteristics for a New Era’ into the Party constitution, confirming Xi as the most powerful Chinese leader since Deng Xiaoping.
India’s relationships with Bangladesh, Myanmar and China hang in the balance.
Taking a page from our inherent capacity to adjust and be flexible, India should practice a little unemotional pragmatism.
Does the wide linguistic gulf between India and China indicate that the two countries are doomed to live in a state of eternal contention?
“One of the important points that was made during the meeting was that peace and tranquillity in the border areas was a prerequisite for further development of our relationship,” the Indian foreign secretary said.
Not only does using the prism of a sibling rivalry help us understand the India-China relationship, it can also tell us how to make it better.
We should apply our knowledge of psychological science to geopolitical events and observe how perceptions, emotions, memories and linguistic quirks might have distorted them.
“There is huge potential for cooperation between China and India,” Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said, without giving details.
The new rule has been put in place to make communication with Chinese Liberation Army soldiers at the India-China border smoother.
China publicly remained silent on pull-out of Chinese troops in Doklam, but explicitly stated that all Indian troops have withdrawn and that it will continue to “exercise its sovereign rights”.
The Doklam standoff has opened a route to the resolution of the long simmering Himalayan border dispute. Can Modi turn the present draw into a victory?
The visit took place after Beijing kept up the official rhetoric on Doklam with the release of a position paper in early August.
Beijing: China today blamed Indian soldiers for “violent action” against its troops during a standoff at Pangong Lake in Ladakh on August 15 leading to scuffles and stone pelting, and has lodged a protest with India. Indian border guards said they had foiled an attempt by Chinese soldiers to […]
Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara wants India and China to use “peaceful diplomatic means” to resolve the issue.
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”.
Patience, control on comments and diplomacy can resolve problems, said the external affairs minister in Parliament on Thursday.
While acknowledging that India has reduced troops at Doklam, China has released a 15-page document on the current stand off.
Vinod Dua talks about the Rajya Sabha, and the possibility of a war with China and its implications for India.
At the event, also attended by Bhutan’s ambassador to India, a senior Chinese military officer said there were “new complexities” in China’s ties with India.
The Modi government must guard against ‘sleepwalking’ into conflict.
This is the second time in three days that Xi spoke of China’s People’s Liberation Army’s capability to thwart invasions.
Ajit Doval held talks with his Chinese counterpart and state councillor Yang Jiechi on the sidelines of the BRICS NSA’s meeting.
As per the official programme, Doval will also call on Chinese President Xi Jinping tomorrow along with fellow top security officials of the BRICS countries.
The CPI(M) cannot remain silent as China seeks to unilaterally re-wire multilateral rules and norms for Asia and beyond.
Nepal’s position is such that it stands to suffer when India and China get close, and even when they drift apart.
Why did Bhutan, which stood by India during its conflict with China and Pakistan, drift away? What caused the crisis in bilateral relations in 2013?
Manoj Joshi, senior fellow at the Observer Research Foundation and founding editor of The Wire, M.K. Venu, discuss India’s recent standoff with China.
China’s conditionality that Indian troops must withdraw first for any dialogue to start can be softened by employing the principle of simultaneity.
If Narendra Modi takes the pressure off Bhutan and instead focuses on the legal arguments China is making, he will find he can resolve the Sino-Indian boundary quickly.
India’s former NSA, who has been involved in negotiations during earlier border incidents, says the difference this time is that the Chinese want India to withdraw even before any dialogue can take place.
China and India have been engaged in a standoff in the Doklam area near the Bhutan tri-junction for past 19 days after a Chinese Army’s construction party attempted to build a road.
The heft of the prime minister’s persona alone or the goodwill he enjoys cannot drive India’s external engagement.
The overall strategy underlying Modi’s foreign policy is sound. The challenge going forward must take into account the changed global geopolitical terrain.
Sri Lanka allowed a Chinese submarine to dock in 2014, triggering a fierce reaction from India, which fears China trying to extend its sphere of influence at India’s cost.
Simply playing the ‘Dalai Lama card’, as many are prone to do, will not only restrict India’s ability to manoeuvre in the outside world, but also risks undermining its own Buddhist legacy.
Geography necessitates that India play a role in the Belt and Road Initiative, but it is the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor that’s keeping it away.
Two of the six spots renamed could be of significance, but the other four are simply points on a map. Is there a method behind this that we cannot discern at the moment?