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The Herders Caught in India and China’s Icy Conflict

By Parvaiz Bukhari Lines on a map once meant little to India's Tibetan herders of the high Himalayas, expertly guiding their goats through even the harshest winters to pastures on age-old seasonal routes. That stopped ...

India-China Relations in Modi’s Third Term

By Saniya Kulkarni & Lukas Fiala The world’s largest democracy has gone to the polls. And while Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lost their outright majority, the incumbent Prime Minister resigned on Wednesday to pave the way for a ...

China Congratulates India PM Modi on Election Win

China on Wednesday congratulated Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi following his election win, adding it was "ready to work" with its neighbor. Both countries have regularly accused each other of trying to seize territory along their unofficial divide, known as the ...

Mounting Concern in India About Chinese Deployment of Stealth J-20 Fighter Jets Near the Border in Tibet

Newly released commercial satellite photos of a People's Liberation Army-Air Force (PLAAF) base in Tibet is prompting alarm in India over the deployment of a fleet of advanced fighter jets and communications aircraft. The photos were taken on May 27th at ...

Indian, Chinese Blue Helmet Troops in Sudan Face Off in Tug-of-War Competition

A rare display of military camaraderie took place this week between Indian and Chinese blue helmet soldiers stationed in Sudan, where the two sides faced off in a friendly tug-of-war competition (India won).

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Philippine President Ramps Up Rhetoric as Local Attitudes Harden

The President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., told soldiers to be ready for any conflict amid a potential overlap of his country’s tensions with China in the South China Sea and growing tensions between China and Taiwan.
Speaking to troops at a base in the northern Isabela province on Monday, Marcos said: “The external threat now has become more pronounced, has become more worrisome, and that is why we have to ...

New Chinese Ambassadors Arrive in Key Posts Amid Major Personnel Changes

Xu Feihong, the newly-named Chinese envoy to India, arrived in New Delhi on Friday, where he will take up a post that's been empty for almost a year and a half.  It may take some time before Xu formally assumes his ...

A Year and a Half After Its Last Ambassador Left New Delhi, China Finally Names New Envoy to India

The Chinese government on Tuesday formally named veteran Foreign Ministry official Xu Feihong to become the next ambassador to India, ending a 15-month vacancy that contributed to the deterioration of diplomatic ties between the two Asian giants. China has been without an ...

India’s Influencers Still Struggle Years After TikTok Ban

By Asma Hafiz with Anuj Srivas Choreographer Sahil Kumar found fame showcasing folk dances on TikTok, but his profile has been dormant since the video he posted four years ago supporting India's decision to ban the platform.

Could India Outgrow China During This Decade?

While India’s $3.5 trillion economy is still overshadowed by China’s $17.8 trillion giant, it could equal its neighbor in purchasing power parity by the end of the decade, according to calculations by Bloomberg. However, this would depend on boosting infrastructure and skills, setting up more factories, and ...

Border Tensions Between China and India Flare Anew Following Naming Controversy

India's External Affairs Minister, S. Jaishankar, scoffed at the release of a list of 30 locations recently re-named by Chinese authorities in the disputed Himalayan region known as Zangnan in China and Arunachal Pradesh in India. China's Ministry of Civil Affairs published an ...
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