Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: AP Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: AP
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: AP
Shruti Pandalai
Opinion

Opinion

Shruti Pandalai

A year after deadly Galwan Valley clashes, India and China are struggling to rebuild mutual trust

  • India has been willing to defer to Beijing’s ‘sensitivities’ on certain critical issues but is now seeking to redraw these red lines, insisting on reciprocity
  • Despite both sides talking of peace, the ‘fog of war’ lingers, with competing narratives reinforcing perceptions of enduring rivalries

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: AP Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: AP
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: AP
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Shruti Pandalai

Shruti Pandalai

Shruti Pandalai works on India's foreign and security policy at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, a think tank funded by India's Ministry of Defence. Views expressed here do not reflect those of her employer.