LettersChina and India: a bad peace is better than nuclear war
- Right now, India entertains little hope of improving relations with China. But remember, Russia-China relations were tense for a long time too
When I once asked my father why in chess a grandmaster always concedes defeat, he explained that only a fool plays till he is checkmated. Likewise, all nuclear powers acknowledge that meddling in a territorial conflict between two members of their club, China and India, is equally useless.
Besides, once we in Russia, like India now, entertained little hope of an improvement in relations with China but things have changed drastically since.
Mergen Mongush, Moscow