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Beyond Ladakh
Sep 12, 2020

Beyond Ladakh

China aims at a world order in which India is firmly established as a subordinate power.

China and India need a way to get out of the maze in Ladakh
Jul 03, 2020

China and India need a way to get out of the maze in Ladakh

It is clear that the old confidence building measures regime initiated in 1993 has broken down. Yet striving to sort out differences over where the LAC lies is the only way forward for Prime Minister Modi and President Xi.

Chinese cyberattacks against Ladakh electricity grid:  A déjà vu  
Apr 15, 2022

Chinese cyberattacks against Ladakh electricity grid:  A déjà vu  

India should expand its offensive capabilities in the cyber domain to counter the cyber attacks from China and Pakistan

Developing all-weather strategic connectivity to Kashmir and Ladakh
Jan 06, 2024

Developing all-weather strategic connectivity to Kashmir and Ladakh

To deal with its two-front war concern, India has successfully ramped up its connectivity projects in the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh

Lessons from the Ladakh crisis
Jun 23, 2020

Lessons from the Ladakh crisis

It has become apparent that there have been grave failures somewhere — but more likely in multiple places — in the Indian intelligence chain, as i

Pakistan media’s strange silence on India-China border spat in Ladakh
May 25, 2020

Pakistan media’s strange silence on India-China border spat in Ladakh

Despite reports of unarmed clashes between the Indian and Chinese soldiers and the fact that the stand-offs are taking place at more than one place �

The elusive watersheds of Ladakh: Explaining India and China’s missing border
Aug 26, 2020

The elusive watersheds of Ladakh: Explaining India and China’s missing border

On top of the violence and upheaval of Partition, the integration of more than 550 princely states, and a war with Pakistan over Kashmir, the British

Why Ladakh needs tanks
Jul 22, 2020

Why Ladakh needs tanks

The force planners in South Block must identify and execute issues and actions that make the existing forces more robust and lethal.

1960 claim line contradicts Beijing's assertion that 'Galwan is Chinese'
Jun 30, 2020

1960 claim line contradicts Beijing's assertion that 'Galwan is Chinese'

Sixty years ago, China provided India with actual map coordinates which delimited its claim line in eastern Ladakh. And the claim line shows the Chinese side is today trying to encroach westward, further into India.

Article 370: Ushering in the new normal
Aug 10, 2020

Article 370: Ushering in the new normal

Even those who had built their careers around the old institutional framework seems to have adjusted to the ‘new normal’ where the real stakeholde

China's Galwan valley gambit is attempt to extend official claim line, LAC westward
Jun 19, 2020

China's Galwan valley gambit is attempt to extend official claim line, LAC westward

Chinese maps do not show China’s territory extending to the point where the Galwan and Shyok rivers meet but the attempt to create new ‘facts on the ground’ suggests a new assertiveness.

China-India Foreign Ministers Meet in Dushanbe
Jul 20, 2021

China-India Foreign Ministers Meet in Dushanbe

If the Indian press statements are a signal to China, the message is clear: India is angry.

China’s Arunachal ‘Incursion’: Why India Should Look at the Bigger Picture
Oct 12, 2021

China’s Arunachal ‘Incursion’: Why India Should Look at the Bigger Picture

The 13th round of military commander’s talks between India and China will take place at Moldo today.

China’s strategic intentions: Implications for India and Taiwan
Nov 24, 2022

China’s strategic intentions: Implications for India and Taiwan

India will have to make changes at the strategic level in its posture and relationship with the PRC if China persists in holding on to its territorial

China’s Two-Front Conundrum: A Perspective on the India-China Border Situation
Mar 07, 2023

China’s Two-Front Conundrum: A Perspective on the India-China Border Situation

China’s actions in Ladakh since 2020 are in violation of common understandings and have brought the focus of bilateral relationship back to the issue of the border. This paper seeks to contribute to the understanding of China’s behaviour along the India-China border by exploring a fresh perspective that explains the instability along the border as a function of China’s two-front conundrum. It makes a historical account of past events to arg

China’s ‘Three Warfares’ Strategy in Action: Implications for the Sino-India Boundary, the Arctic, and Antarctica
Feb 07, 2024

China’s ‘Three Warfares’ Strategy in Action: Implications for the Sino-India Boundary, the Arctic, and Antarctica

China’s ‘three warfares’ strategy (TWS)—understood as public opinion, psychological, and legal warfare—has received considerable attention, but most analyses focus on Beijing’s sovereign claim to Taiwan and its maritime claims in the South China Sea and the East China Sea. This occasional paper evaluates the manifestation of the TWS against India in Ladakh and China’s motivation for adopting the same approach in the Arctic and Antar

Chinese aggression could reset power projection in Asia
Jul 08, 2020

Chinese aggression could reset power projection in Asia

Not just India but others too are re-assessing the China threat and altering their stance accordingly

Could China string out pullback process? What this means for India
Nov 17, 2020

Could China string out pullback process? What this means for India

Various options are on the table, but given the bad experience in the pullback in June, there is need for caution.

Déjà vu – Failures in Intelligence & Accountability?
Jun 19, 2020

Déjà vu – Failures in Intelligence & Accountability?

While many will be content to lay the blame only on China, questions also need to be asked about the systemic shortcomings in strategic analysis and intelligence.

Have India-China managed to convince the world of peace at Galwan?
Jun 14, 2021

Have India-China managed to convince the world of peace at Galwan?

It has been a year since the Galwan clashes in Ladakh that led to the deaths of 20 Indians and 5 Chinese soldiers.

India must extend assistance to Bhutan to keep ties ‘stronger’
Sep 30, 2019

India must extend assistance to Bhutan to keep ties ‘stronger’

It is incumbent upon India to ensure that all possible assistance is being extended to the Bhutanese people.

India-China border issue: Stable yet sensitive
Jan 23, 2024

India-China border issue: Stable yet sensitive

While India and China continue their dialogue, tensions along the LAC remain high

India-China talks on the standoff: Cautious optimism?
Nov 13, 2020

India-China talks on the standoff: Cautious optimism?

Reports vary about the details of the latest talks, but there seems to be some optimism for an agreement.

Is a thaw between India and Pakistan possible?
Feb 27, 2021

Is a thaw between India and Pakistan possible?

It is not the first time that the militaries of the two countries have agreed to maintain calm at the border.

Is India ready to play the ‘Tibet Card’ in its battle with China?
Jul 17, 2020

Is India ready to play the ‘Tibet Card’ in its battle with China?

Talk of a “Tibet card” in India’s hands is not new, but is New Delhi likely to play it?

Is India-China agreement to stop sending more troops a good sign?
Sep 24, 2020

Is India-China agreement to stop sending more troops a good sign?

India & China want things to stabilise, but we aren’t close to achieving status quo ante of April in eastern Ladakh.

Nepal's democratic hopes, and Indian and Chinese interests
Nov 07, 2013

Nepal's democratic hopes, and Indian and Chinese interests

While the Chinese have kept us embroiled with their visa tactics in Arunachal, intrusions in Ladakh as part of an unsettled boundary issue, and nuclear plants to Pakistan, they have long endeavoured to seek access and presence south of the Himalayas. They appear to be succeeding in Nepal.

New Delhi’s options in the face of Beijing’s stance on Kashmir
Aug 23, 2019

New Delhi’s options in the face of Beijing’s stance on Kashmir

China’s bid to ‘internationalise’ the issue could push India to hurt its larger neighbour’s interests.

New India-China clash: What use of special frontier force reveals
Sep 01, 2020

New India-China clash: What use of special frontier force reveals

Was the new border clash ‘pre-planned’ & ‘carefully executed’? The use of Special Frontier Force is very telling.

No-patrol zones can ease LAC tensions
Jun 06, 2023

No-patrol zones can ease LAC tensions

Beijing needs to consider whether it wants to keep the pot boiling at the border

Raise costs for China
Jul 07, 2020

Raise costs for China

India must convince it that using LAC as pressure tool will yield diminishing returns