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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Xi and Modi in the Indian city of Ahmedabad in September 2014. Photo: AP

Modi-Xi bonhomie to be tested by ‘irritants’, but global pressures may yet prompt tighter embrace

  • The Indian and Chinese leaders are expected to meet this weekend for their second informal summit in little more than a year
  • Though military drills and Kashmir threaten to sour the event, wider geopolitical challenges could push the pair closer together
Topic |   China-India relations

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Xi and Modi in the Indian city of Ahmedabad in September 2014. Photo: AP
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