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 Dokalam 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?
Chinese state media said the move was aimed at reaffirming China’s claim over the state.
OS 35, a bulk carrier, was attacked by pirates last night.
Tawang is of immense strategic importance to India as it is located on the Sino-India border and China has been laying claim to it.
Membership of Nuclear Suppliers Group not for the US to gift, says China as India insists it has earned its place.
The CPEC may be a bilateral endeavour, but New Delhi cannot ignore its spillover effects on regional governance and regime creation in South Asia.
Non-binding resolution passed after India and Pakistan tested nuclear weapons asked both countries to stop developing nuclear-capable missiles.
In the second of a five-part interview centered around his new book, “Choices”, former national security advisor Shivshankar Menon discusses the border issue with China and the role of the special representatives.
The Karmapa Lama, Tibetan Buddhism’s third-most-senior figure who fled into exile in India in 2000, last week went to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh.
Resentment against China has continued for far too long and gone too far. By focusing on just one issue in its ties with China, India risks having the world perceive its interests as monochromatic and emotional rather than based on realism and strategic foresight.
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval hosted Chinese state councillor Yang Jiechi for talks in Hyderabad on Friday.
China is “more concerned that the boycott will negatively affect Chinese enterprises to invest in India and the bilateral cooperation”.
Modi is campaigning to join the NSG to back a multi-billion-dollar drive to build nuclear power plants in partnership with Russia, the US and France.
“As a matter of principle, both countries would have to be sensitive to each other’s strategic interests,” the external affairs ministry spokesperson quoted the prime minister as saying.
China’s idea of bilateral relations seems to be to aggressively push their national interests while dismissing India’s concerns as unimportant.
With marquee Chinese projects running into trouble in the West, it is time Beijing aimed its investments more towards India.
By arming countries in China’s periphery, India could undermine the security system Beijing has so ruthlessly installed to further its goal of domination.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj also said India will not sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
“India doesn’t seem to understand that the ‘process’ is where the game is being played and that’s why the minor objectors are more problematic than China in some ways,” says an analyst.
Whatever narrative India internalises will have interesting implications for Indian foreign policy – and by extension the Asian security order – for years to come.
But it is clear that several other members of the NSG helped play spoiler in the Indian quest for membership.
Nearly eight years ago, after being left in a minority of one, China backed down under intense pressure from the United States and acquiesced to the exemption for India in the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group (NSG). With India’s membership up for consideration this week at the NSG’s plenary meeting […]
No matter what role the ports play in the future – intensifying regional and global rivalries or stimulating development – the Makran coast finds itself at the brink of emerging from isolation.
Nations including Japan, India and the US called for greater respect for international law to resolve worsening tensions over the South China Sea, a dig at Beijing, which has said it will not accept any ruling by a UN-backed court on the dispute.
Unless India drastically improves its border infrastructure, China’s heightened presence is not likely to diminish – especially with Nepal’s government determined to prove that China is a viable alternative to India.
“This is an issue to be pursued with the Chinese in the UN context. I wouldn’t want to give the impression that somehow this will overflow into other areas,” said foreign secretary S. Jaishankar.
On December 30, for the first time since 1962, a Chinese truck used the Stilwell Road to bring goods to India.
While the leaders have been careful in public, the terms in which foreign and security policy are discussed in China, India (and Japan) have become much more shrill.