[This post is cross-posted at thesaker blog] Recently, I wrote a short comment in the piece India’s border policies line with Thalassa noting that “India is on the wrong side of history.” It was too “conclusory” a comment that deserves to be better explained. So I’d like to take a brief time why I think India is on the wrong side of history in siding with America … [Read more...] about Why Today’s India is on the Wrong Side of History
India vs China
Finally, after over two months, the Sino-Indian Crisis at Dong Lang (Doklam) that began with Indian troops crossing into Chinese territory to stop a road construction is over. On August 28, the Chinese government confirmed that the Indian troops have withdrawn from the Chinese side of Doklam. The Indian government gave the following statement: In recent weeks, India and … [Read more...] about End of the Sino-Indian Impasse at Dong Lang (Doklam) is Over – but Which Side Won?
As the new year approaches, we should take some time to reflect that 2012 is the 50th anniversary of the Sino-Indian war of 1962. The war has shaped and will continue to shape the attitudes of people towards each other from two global nuclear (presently or soon to be) superpowers. The war was not only interesting in itself but interesting in how current powers in the west … [Read more...] about Revisiting the Sino-Indian War of 1962
On the issues of Tibet, the Dalai Lama, and religion, the Chinese government actually has a very large constituent of compatible ideological "supporters" within the U.S.. Recently, the American Humanist Association (AHA) blogger, Luis Granados, published two articles: "India vs. China: Part 1" and "India vs. China: Part 2." In part one, Granados rejects the Dalai Lama's … [Read more...] about American Humanist Association: “India vs. China”
The two Asian Giants are still not able to figure out the line which divides them – in the longest running border dispute in modern history. This dispute offers interesting lessons on how to, and how not to, handle boundary issues. The analysis of Chinese behavior in the negotiations is doubly important given China’s perception in the west of it ‘flexing its muscles’, and … [Read more...] about You Scratch My Back, but I Won’t Scratch Yours