Indians, under the banner of Bharat Tibet Sahyog Manch, gather for a protest near the Chinese embassy in New Delhi on October 20. India’s leaders face a difficult balancing act between their desire for cooperation and trade with Beijing, and the public’s increasingly negative view of China. Photo: AP Indians, under the banner of Bharat Tibet Sahyog Manch, gather for a protest near the Chinese embassy in New Delhi on October 20. India’s leaders face a difficult balancing act between their desire for cooperation and trade with Beijing, and the public’s increasingly negative view of China. Photo: AP
Indians, under the banner of Bharat Tibet Sahyog Manch, gather for a protest near the Chinese embassy in New Delhi on October 20. India’s leaders face a difficult balancing act between their desire for cooperation and trade with Beijing, and the public’s increasingly negative view of China. Photo: AP
Mohamed Zeeshan
Opinion

Opinion

Mohamed Zeeshan

India is caught between the need for good China relations and rising public anger

  • Indian officials have used cautious rhetoric in the hope of easing tensions with China and keeping up Delhi’s foreign policy balancing act between East and West
  • Public outrage over Indian soldiers dying in Ladakh and efforts to get the Indian media to toe the line on the one-China principle are complicating Delhi’s diplomacy

Indians, under the banner of Bharat Tibet Sahyog Manch, gather for a protest near the Chinese embassy in New Delhi on October 20. India’s leaders face a difficult balancing act between their desire for cooperation and trade with Beijing, and the public’s increasingly negative view of China. Photo: AP Indians, under the banner of Bharat Tibet Sahyog Manch, gather for a protest near the Chinese embassy in New Delhi on October 20. India’s leaders face a difficult balancing act between their desire for cooperation and trade with Beijing, and the public’s increasingly negative view of China. Photo: AP
Indians, under the banner of Bharat Tibet Sahyog Manch, gather for a protest near the Chinese embassy in New Delhi on October 20. India’s leaders face a difficult balancing act between their desire for cooperation and trade with Beijing, and the public’s increasingly negative view of China. Photo: AP
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