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Sino-Indian Relations

China's border row with India has misfired, says regional security expert

Vinod Saighal

China's three-week border stand-off during April in Ladakh, in Indian-administered Kashmir, had misfired, an Indian security expert told a forum in Manila, saying Beijing's move galvanised Indian leaders into finally sealing an historic security deal with Japan.

Thursday, 20 June, 2013, 2:41am 1 comment

Boosting trade can help restore trust between India and China

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (right) and India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wave towards the media in New Delhi. Photo: Reuters

The fact that Li Keqiang made India his first port of call as premier was imbued with significance. It was given definition when he told his hosts that "world peace … cannot be a reality without strategic trust between [Asia's giants]". In highlighting the connection, Li exposed India's need for "strategic trust" - that is, abiding and overall confidence - in China's leadership.

25 May 2013 - 5:27am

China and India put aside their differences

Chinese Premier Li (right) and India's PM Singh wave towards the media during Li's ceremonial reception in New Delhi. Photo: Reuters

China and India sought to avoid letting their differences overshadow ties during Premier Li Keqiang's maiden diplomatic trip to New Delhi this week, analysts said, despite his hosts' lingering concerns about China's involvement in South Asian affairs.

23 May 2013 - 8:07am

Li Keqiang to pay tribute to heroic Indian doctor who treated Chinese troops

Manorama Kotnis, last surviving sibling of Dr Dwarkanath Kotnis. Photo: AFP

China’s premier will pay his respects on Tuesday to the family of an Indian doctor who died treating Chinese troops more than 70 years ago, becoming a rare symbol of friendship between the two nations.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Li Keqiang vows to end border disputes as he visits New Delhi

Li Keqiang is greeted by Manmohan Singh. Photo: AFP

China and India agreed on Monday to launch a fresh round of talks to settle their long-running border disputes. They also pledged to draw up a roadmap to reach a "dynamic balance" in trade between the two emerging economic powers.

21 May 2013 - 4:18pm

Li Keqiang on New Delhi visit vows to build trust with India

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (left) meets Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi. Photo: Xinhua

Premier Li Keqiang pledged on Monday to build trust with India and declared that ties between the Asian giants were key to world peace as he visited New Delhi only weeks after a border spat.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Focus of Li Keqiang's maiden trip as premier will be wooing India from US

Li Keqiang shakes hands with Indian Youth Affairs Secretary Nita Chowdhury after a meeting in Beijing this week. Photo: Reuters

Premier Li Keqiang aims to boost China's geopolitical importance in South Asia during his maiden diplomatic trip, starting tomorrow, amid concerns over Beijing's growing assertiveness in border disputes, analysts said.

18 May 2013 - 5:06am

Border dispute an obstacle to building trust between China and India

Border dispute an obstacle to building trust between China and India

"Shall we keep on quarrelling like this? We must become friends again." The then Indian chargé d'affaires Brajesh Mishra couldn't believe his ears at Chairman Mao Zedong's cue as they shook hands at a May Day parade on the Tiananmen rostrum in 1970.

17 May 2013 - 5:32am 2 comments

Border row put aside as Indian foreign minister arrives in Beijing

Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid kicked off his two-day visit to China yesterday, laying the groundwork for the Chinese premier to visit India. Khurshid held talks with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi , and today will meet Premier Li Keqiang , who is due to visit India on May 20.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Experts baffled by China-India border stand-off amid improving ties

A Chinese soldier with an Indian soldier at a border crossing on the ancient Silk Road. The two sides clashed in a border war in 1962 and have since observed an undemarcated Line of Actual Control. Photo: AFP

It's more than 5,000 metres above sea level, cold, inhospitable, uninhabited, with hardly any vegetation or wildlife in sight. Welcome to the icy desert wastelands of Daulat Beg Oldi, a forgotten pit stop on the Silk Road catapulted to overnight geopolitical fame as two nuclear neighbours vie for its possession in a dangerous game of tactical brinkmanship.

30 Apr 2013 - 11:21am 7 comments

India PM says border dispute with China can be solved

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (centre) speaks to the press in New Delhi on Monday. Photo: Xinhua

India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Saturday he believes a border dispute over an alleged incursion by Chinese soldiers can be resolved, the Press Trust of India reported.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

China and US can use influence to ease tensions in Kashmir

China can play role in the India-Pakistan conflict in Kashmir. Photo: AFP

If the Middle East is a flashpoint for conflict that sparks diplomatic clashes among international powers, flare-ups on the hotly disputed India-Pakistan border in Kashmir have the potential to make the world's heart skip a beat. Both countries, after all, possess nuclear weapons, and neither is party to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which aims to prevent the spread of nuclear arms.

14 Jan 2013 - 3:31am

Salman Khurshid says India must accept China's growing influence

Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid. Photo: AFP

India's foreign minister says New Delhi must accept China's growing presence in its own backyard as Beijing steps up its investments and diplomatic efforts in South Asia.

12 Dec 2012 - 2:20am

US needs an integrated Asia policy

Chester Bowles, a former US ambassador to India, once called for a single assistant secretary of state to cover the whole of Asia in order to strengthen the US State Department's capacity to think strategically about the region.

10 Dec 2012 - 1:28am

China's success in India's sacred space

Diwali shoppers in New Delhi grab a handful of bargains but the gap between rich and poor is still wide. Photo: Xinhua

Indians right across the vast subcontinent and, indeed worldwide, last week celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights, Hinduism's biggest festival, with fervour, a blaze of lights and thunderous blasts of firecrackers.

21 Nov 2012 - 2:34am

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