Indian Army personnel keep watch at the Sino-Indian border in Arunachal Pradesh. Photo: AFP
Yogesh Joshi
Opinion

Opinion

Yogesh Joshi

For India, diplomacy with China flows through the barrel of a gun

  • New Delhi is staging a massive military exercise near the Chinese border, just as Xi and Modi prepare for their second informal summit
  • This is no coincidence – as history shows, Sino-Indian military muscle-flexing is a standard feature before diplomatic engagements

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Indian Army personnel keep watch at the Sino-Indian border in Arunachal Pradesh. Photo: AFP
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Yogesh Joshi

Yogesh Joshi

Yogesh Joshi is a research fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore. He can be reached at [email protected]