“The Chinese government has never recognised the so-called Arunachal Pradesh and is firmly opposed to the Indian leader’s visit to the disputed area.”
In a recent interview, Nasheed said that one of his priorities on returning to power would be to spearhead an international convention against ‘land grab’ by foreign countries in the disguise of investment.
We need a foreign policy approach that thinks beyond event management.
Maya Mirchandani interviews former foreign secretary Shivshankar Menon about India-China relations, ASEAN, Indian foreign policy and the role of diplomats.
“The status quo at the face-off site has not been altered. Any suggestion to the contrary is inaccurate and mischievous.”
We have ended up countenancing a militarisation of our foreign policy and diplomacy. Are we comfortable with the idea of a general usurping the political leader’s prerogative?
Under President Xi Jinping, combat readiness has been elevated to a strategic priority.
The MEA has termed reports about infrastructure, albeit ‘temporary’, at Doklam as ‘mischievous’, says there has been no change in status quo.
Government sources say the incident took place on December 28, nearly four months after the end of the 73-day long Doklam standoff.
Maya Mirchandani speaks to journalist and author Bertil Lintner about his new book China’s India War and the Rohingya crisis.
The Chinese foreign minister said that the peaceful resolution of the Doklam issue reflects the political maturity of both sides.
China said only that the drone crashed in “recent days” and did not give a location.
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.