An Indian Border Security Force member guards a national highway leading to the Ladakh region in June. India said Chinese troops carried out military manoeuvres in a bid to “change the status quo” on the disputed Himalayan border, but they were blocked by Indian soldiers. Photo: DPA An Indian Border Security Force member guards a national highway leading to the Ladakh region in June. India said Chinese troops carried out military manoeuvres in a bid to “change the status quo” on the disputed Himalayan border, but they were blocked by Indian soldiers. Photo: DPA
An Indian Border Security Force member guards a national highway leading to the Ladakh region in June. India said Chinese troops carried out military manoeuvres in a bid to “change the status quo” on the disputed Himalayan border, but they were blocked by Indian soldiers. Photo: DPA
C. Uday Bhaskar
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C. Uday Bhaskar

China-India border clash: civil words cannot hide the lack of trust

  • The joint statement released after the Chinese and Indian foreign ministers met in Moscow reiterates old formulations, and the divergence in media reports on it only highlights the bitterness that has built up since May

An Indian Border Security Force member guards a national highway leading to the Ladakh region in June. India said Chinese troops carried out military manoeuvres in a bid to “change the status quo” on the disputed Himalayan border, but they were blocked by Indian soldiers. Photo: DPA An Indian Border Security Force member guards a national highway leading to the Ladakh region in June. India said Chinese troops carried out military manoeuvres in a bid to “change the status quo” on the disputed Himalayan border, but they were blocked by Indian soldiers. Photo: DPA
An Indian Border Security Force member guards a national highway leading to the Ladakh region in June. India said Chinese troops carried out military manoeuvres in a bid to “change the status quo” on the disputed Himalayan border, but they were blocked by Indian soldiers. Photo: DPA
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C. Uday Bhaskar

C. Uday Bhaskar

Commodore C. Uday Bhaskar is director of the Society for Policy Studies (SPS), an independent think tank based in New Delhi. He was formerly head of two other major Indian institutions: the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) and the National Maritime Foundation (NMF).