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Tibet returns as fulcrum point between US and China
Dec 26, 2020

Tibet returns as fulcrum point between US and China

Decades after the US pushed the Tibetan resistance movement under the bus, in its bid to befriend Beijing, Washington seems to have developed some rem

China building Tibet-Nepal railway is not quite a setback for India
Jun 27, 2018

China building Tibet-Nepal railway is not quite a setback for India

While Nepal has signed up for a rail link with Tibet, it stands to gain more from projects with the Indian Railways.

China-Pak air drill in Tibet: Lessons for India?
Oct 16, 2015

China-Pak air drill in Tibet: Lessons for India?

China's relation with Pakistan has become one of the most comprehensive one that Beijing has with any country. The strategic imperatives of developing Pakistan as a bulwark against India has been among Beijing's overriding objectives in influencing the balance of power in South Asia.

China: Vision for Tibet-Indian Ocean Trade Route
Sep 21, 2005

China: Vision for Tibet-Indian Ocean Trade Route

The People's Republic of China (PRC) is now revealing, more assertively than before, its high expectations with regard to the opening up of Sino-Indian border trade specifically through revival of Yadong (Shigatse, Tibet) Trade Post, which was set up on May 10,

Democracy in Refuge: A Tibet without the Dalai Lama
Jul 22, 2011

Democracy in Refuge: A Tibet without the Dalai Lama

The Indian leadership has been able to earn a lot of goodwill by sheltering the Dalai Lama and his people, but after his life, the 90,000-strong community will become a political and economic burden.

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?

Nepal: Mounting pressure on Tibetan refugees
Jul 08, 2011

Nepal: Mounting pressure on Tibetan refugees

As China exerts greater pressure on the Communists-led Government in Nepal to curb all anti-Chinese activities emanating from its soil, those Tibetan refugees wanting to transit Nepal or seeking refugee status are having rough days ahead.

Obama and the Lama: Shaky prospects for the Tibetan movement
Feb 24, 2014

Obama and the Lama: Shaky prospects for the Tibetan movement

Though Obama does not want the Tibetan question complicate his effort to build a sustainable partnership with Beijing, he does not want to appear abandoning the human rights issues in China and alienate a significant section of domestic elite opinion.

PLA joint exercises in Tibet: Implications for India
Feb 26, 2020

PLA joint exercises in Tibet: Implications for India

Since 2015, China has been undertaking a thorough restructuring of its military, under the leadership of President Xi Jinping. This has involved significant changes in the operational structure of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), with the modernisation and optimisation of the military to bring about better jointness and overall efficiency. This paper examines the PLA reforms as they pertain to training and jointness in the Tibet Autonomous R

The Tibetan conflict — An opportunity for China?
Feb 28, 2018

The Tibetan conflict — An opportunity for China?

Resolving the Tibetan conflict by providing at least limited autonomy would increase governing legitimacy of the Communist Party of China.

Unrest in Tibet and the Chinese response
Mar 30, 2009

Unrest in Tibet and the Chinese response

The current phase of disturbances in Tibet began when five monks in the monastery town of Derge in Gansu province on 27 January demanding the independence of Tibet and return of the Dalai Lama demonstrated outside the monastery attracting crowds of villagers

Why China’s growing military might in Tibet should worry India
Mar 04, 2020

Why China’s growing military might in Tibet should worry India

The rising tempo of Chinese deployments in Tibet should be of concern to New Delhi.

Analysing China on Ukraine
Mar 31, 2022

Analysing China on Ukraine

Will China take advantage of the window of opportunity provided by the Ukraine crisis?

Beijing and the Dalai Lama: Ice Melting?
Feb 28, 2005

Beijing and the Dalai Lama: Ice Melting?

The 46th Anniversary of Tibetan Uprising of the Year 1959 is round the corner. On March 10, the Dalai Lama will issue yet another Policy Statement to commemorate the occasion.

Bhutan: Refugees from the 'Dragon Kingdom'
Sep 14, 2012

Bhutan: Refugees from the 'Dragon Kingdom'

Since time immemorial, the land that is now Bhutan has been a nation that has limited its interaction with the outside world and discouraged immigrants. This to some extend could be attributed to the nation's tie and linkages with Tibet.

Biden, Beijing Olympics, and Uyghur oppression
Dec 21, 2021

Biden, Beijing Olympics, and Uyghur oppression

Many western countries have decided to boycott the Beijing Winter Olympics on grounds of human rights violations. Can such diplomatic boycott bring an

China rises, India falters
Mar 21, 2013

China rises, India falters

Despite our hopes, China India relations are unlikely to see any dramatic upturn. China wants an all or none political relationship with India. This means that India must send the Dalai Lama away even though India has repeatedly and loudly pronounced that it has accepted Tibet to be an integral part of China.

China slowly, but clearly, turning the clock back in Sino-Indian relations
Jul 03, 2017

China slowly, but clearly, turning the clock back in Sino-Indian relations

The 220 Km border between Sikkim and Tibet is the only delimited and demarcated part of the 4,000 Km odd Sino-Indian border.

China’s claim on the last Shangri-La?
Dec 10, 2020

China’s claim on the last Shangri-La?

Understanding the history of the boundary dispute between China and Bhutan requires an understanding of Tibetan history.

China’s practice in recognising Governments: The case of Taliban
Sep 15, 2021

China’s practice in recognising Governments: The case of Taliban

International recognition of government has always been more based on realpolitik rather than agreed upon priniciples

Chinese perceptions of Modi's foreign policy
Nov 14, 2014

Chinese perceptions of Modi's foreign policy

Tibet and the Dalai Lama's status continue to worry the Chinese. India's stated policy that Tibet is part of China notwithstanding, Chinese feel that India has a hidden agenda. The fact that Lobsang Sangay was invited to Modi's swearing-in has made the Chinese nervous.

Himalayan Triangle: A Historic Perspective
Nov 05, 2010

Himalayan Triangle: A Historic Perspective

Nepal's relationship with China has historical links and thus is not new. Their first recorded official engagement dates back to the middle of the seventh century when Nepal's adventurism in Tibet led to Chinese intervention in favour of the latter.

How China is eyeing influence over the region with Bhutan
Jul 03, 2017

How China is eyeing influence over the region with Bhutan

Chinese borders with Bhutan have arisen through their establishing control over Tibet.

India is still losing to China in the border infrastructure war
Oct 01, 2018

India is still losing to China in the border infrastructure war

Unless India accelerates the pace of the physical border infrastructure build-up, New Delhi will face serious difficulties in any future confrontation with China.

India's major power engagement: China fiasco
Apr 24, 2017

India's major power engagement: China fiasco

The way China is encroaching in continental South Asia and the maritime domain of the Indian Ocean — it can raise the hackles of any Indian leadersh

Is China modifying the weather? India has concerns
Mar 15, 2024

Is China modifying the weather? India has concerns

As weather has historically been used as a weapon in warfare, India must assess the geopolitical and strategic implications of China’s growing weath

Is Tawang becoming the focus of Sino-Indian relations?
Mar 09, 2017

Is Tawang becoming the focus of Sino-Indian relations?

A former top Chinese negotiator’s statements on a trade-off between Tawang and Aksai Chin could mean a variety of things.

Lesson from an unsettled  boundary
Apr 29, 2013

Lesson from an unsettled boundary

We can only speculate on the causes of their present westward shift in the Daulat Beg Oldi area. But one thing is clear: the central locomotive of Chinese policy remains Tibet. Despite massive investments in the region, large numbers of Tibetans remain disaffected.

Nepal-China relations in context to Doklam crisis
Sep 19, 2017

Nepal-China relations in context to Doklam crisis

Until 2008 when the 239 year old monarchical institution was abolished in Nepal, China was not much interested in Nepal affairs except in the Tibetan

The Brahmaputra conundrum
Dec 04, 2017

The Brahmaputra conundrum

Despite denials from the Chinese authorities, there is strong speculation that plans for a 1000 km-long tunnel is being tested in order to transfer water from the Yarlung Tsangpo in Tibet to Xinjiang. Given this mix of Chinese denial and Indian apprehension, how should Indian strategists react?

The Simmering Boundary: A “new normal” at the India–China border? | Part 2
Jun 14, 2020

The Simmering Boundary: A “new normal” at the India–China border? | Part 2

Past experience and Occam’s razor suggest wolf warrior diplomacy has seized the day.

Trade can bind India, China together
Jul 24, 2007

Trade can bind India, China together

Speaking on India-China relations Dr Yiwei Wang gave a Chinese perception of this relationship. The basic theme was that there was need to look at three T's (Trade, Tibet and Territory) to improve the bilateral relations.

We had a One China policy for long. It's time for a relook
Jul 14, 2021

We had a One China policy for long. It's time for a relook

India should adopt tougher positions on Tibet and Taiwan as it recalibrates ties with Beijing after China’s border aggression

Who did Hillary Clinton meet during her East Asia tour?
Feb 24, 2009

Who did Hillary Clinton meet during her East Asia tour?

Hillary Clinton's altered agenda reflected the reshuffled priorities of the US in its dealings with China. Unlike in the past, Human Rights and Tibet did not figure prominently during the talks this time.

Why India needs to buy better water data from China
Jan 13, 2020

Why India needs to buy better water data from China

Under a bilateral agreement water data on the Brahmaputra is shared by China with India on the Brahmaputra, but a weak understanding of hydrology means that the data is coming from the wrong places

Xi goes to Nepal
Oct 17, 2019

Xi goes to Nepal

China’s interests and presence in Nepal go far beyond the Tibet issue.

Xi Jinping’s visit to Nepal: A diplomatic victory for China?
Oct 23, 2019

Xi Jinping’s visit to Nepal: A diplomatic victory for China?

Of the 20 agreements signed between Nepal and China, four of the agreements have strong security components that aim at developing greater engagements