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Watch | National Security Conversation: Border Tensions : China’s Designs and India’s Options

happymon Jacob discusses with his guests why the latest incursions are different from what is usually seen and seeks to understand why the Chinese leadership would choose to behave aggressively during a global pandemic.

Dr Happymon Jacob in conversation with Nirupama Menon Rao (former foreign secretary, former ambassador to China), Colonel (Retired) Ajai Shukla (senior defence journalist) and Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia (former DGMO, Indian Army) to understand the recent spate of incursions carried out by the Chinese Army along the Line of Actual Control.

The discussion focuses on the reasons why the latest incursions are different from what is usually seen, and seeks to understand why the Chinese leadership would choose to behave aggressively during a global pandemic. The guests also shed light on the options India has in the short and long term in order to diffuse the current situation and to create mechanisms that may prevent a repeat of such incidents in the future.