A signboard seen from the Indian side of the India-China border at Bumla in the northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh on November 11, 2009. The once-cordial relations between India and China appear set to deteriorate further with India’s use of the Tibet card and China’s steadfast refusal to see India as an equal. Photo: Reuters A signboard seen from the Indian side of the India-China border at Bumla in the northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh on November 11, 2009. The once-cordial relations between India and China appear set to deteriorate further with India’s use of the Tibet card and China’s steadfast refusal to see India as an equal. Photo: Reuters
A signboard seen from the Indian side of the India-China border at Bumla in the northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh on November 11, 2009. The once-cordial relations between India and China appear set to deteriorate further with India’s use of the Tibet card and China’s steadfast refusal to see India as an equal. Photo: Reuters
Raffaello Pantucci
Opinion

Opinion

Raffaello Pantucci

Crumbling China-India relations suggests escalation will continue

  • China has never taken India seriously, while New Delhi has never made a clear choice about what it wants from relations with Beijing. The possibility of miscalculation is growing

A signboard seen from the Indian side of the India-China border at Bumla in the northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh on November 11, 2009. The once-cordial relations between India and China appear set to deteriorate further with India’s use of the Tibet card and China’s steadfast refusal to see India as an equal. Photo: Reuters A signboard seen from the Indian side of the India-China border at Bumla in the northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh on November 11, 2009. The once-cordial relations between India and China appear set to deteriorate further with India’s use of the Tibet card and China’s steadfast refusal to see India as an equal. Photo: Reuters
A signboard seen from the Indian side of the India-China border at Bumla in the northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh on November 11, 2009. The once-cordial relations between India and China appear set to deteriorate further with India’s use of the Tibet card and China’s steadfast refusal to see India as an equal. Photo: Reuters
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