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India, China Border Talks End With a Positive Vibe But No Substantive Outcomes

Indian and Chinese military commanders wrapped up their 21st round of talks aimed at resolving escalating tensions along their disputed 3,200-kilometer border. The corps commander-level talks were held this week at the Chusual-Moldo meeting point in a region known as the Line of ...

Indian Military to Open New Facilities at Sea and in the Mountains to Counter China

The Indian military announced it will build a new naval facility in the Indian Ocean and restructure part of its deployment near the Himalayas near the border with China, both with an eye to counter Beijing's increased assertiveness in those theaters. The ...

Indian, Chinese FMs Shook Hands and Held a Brief Exchange at Munich Security Conference

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met very briefly with his Indian counterpart S. Jaishankar at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday in an interaction that sparked a lot of buzz in India, but went wholly unnoticed in China. It's probably overstating ...

Chinese, Indian Forces Clashed Twice in 2022 in Previously Unreported Skirmishes Along Disputed Border

Indian and Chinese military forces along the two countries' disputed border in the Himalayas engaged in two previously unreported clashes back in 2022, even as both sides were engaged in talks at diffusing border tensions, according to the Indian military.

China-India Border Talks Hint at Possible De-Escalation

Chinese and Indian officials hope to cool down a simmering border dispute that has pushed bilateral relations close to a crisis point over the last few years. This follows “constructive” talks between the two countries late last week. While no major ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Misadventures in the Skin Trade

This week I spent a few days in Cape Town, in time for a minor, if telling, crisis in international agricultural trade. A ship crammed with 19,000 (mostly still living) cows was stuck in Cape Town harbor, en route from Brazil to the Middle East.
As South African animal welfare authorities scrambled to inspect the horrors on board, the city was enveloped in a powerful farmyard funk. The entire episode can ...

India-China Dispute Has Lessons for Other Countries: Report

China’s choice of a show of force on its border with India in 2020 had unintended consequences that put the relationship in crisis. It also offers lessons for other border disputes, particularly in the South China Sea. This is the finding 

India Plans Air Defense Buildup in Confronting China

India is planning to spend up to $36 billion in the next seven years to improve its air defenses as part of ongoing hostilities with China and Pakistan, according to the head of its air force. Air Chief Marshall Vivek Ram Chaudhari outlined India’s defense planning at the Indian ...

Indian Police Arrest Two Journalists, Detain Dozens of Others With Alleged Ties to China

Indian security forces fanned out across New Delhi early Tuesday morning to conduct coordinated raids of the homes and offices of journalists affiliated with the left-leaning news outlet NewsClick on suspicion they accepted money from pro-Communist Party groups in China. 46 ...

Tart Response in Beijing to India-Canada Dispute

China’s state-owned Global Times newspaper said the brewing conflict between India and Canada about the possible involvement of Indian actors in the assassination of a Sikh leader in British Columbia reveals “the vulnerability of the so-called value-based alliance system led by the US.”

The Downward Spiral of China-India Relations

There was a glimmer of hope last month that China and India would pull back from their increasingly contentious standoff when military commanders concluded talks along their disputed border on a somewhat optimistic note. The hope was that these talks would ...
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