Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts to rid India of the Himalayan millstone around its neck, and secure a border deal, have been spurned by China since 2014. In Beijing’s view, the unresolved border is a useful coercive tool.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Lockdown impacts events planned to celebrate 70 yrs of India-China ties; Beijing says diplomatic relations will emerge stronger after pandemic
On 1 April, 1950, India became the first non-Communist country in Asia to establish diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China (PRC).
The facts sit somewhat uncomfortably with claims made by S Jaishankar of a new Indian muscularity.
'If China crossed into grey zone 100 times, India did the double,' says Eastern Army commander Lt Gen MM Naravane
Army vice-chief designate Lt Gen MM Naravane said on Tuesday that if China transgressed the "grey zone" at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) 100 times, the Indian Army did so on 200 occasions, as he claimed Beijing acted like a "regional bully" during the Dokalam stand-off
Narendra Modi-Xi Jinping SCO meet plagued by complexities in ties; trade ties, terrorism to be on top of agenda
Modi-Xi meeting will take place at a time when the memory of Doka La standoff is still fresh, relations with Pakistan remain a flashpoint between two nations, and the impasse over border dispute remains impregnable as ever
Symbolic militarism, including that on display at the Republic Day Parade, is a salve to past injuries and a proclamation of contemporary prowess
Democracy In India Part 15: Merit, not birth gets precedence as aura of elitism recedes from Indian military
Freed from the control of British officers after Independence, the army wanted to self-Indianise, while people too established a bond with the army.
The Pakistan question: Ignore rhetoric, Narendra Modi-Xi Jinping meet won't go beyond clearly defined red lines
The nature of differences between India and China are structural (some complex issues involve other nations), have developed over time and have no mutually acceptable quick-fixes.
Mao Zedong declared war on India in 1962 because he saw New Delhi as a 'soft target', claims new book
Communist leader Mao Zedong declared war on India in 1962 because he saw the country as a "soft target"
The Doka la problem was not the last of its kind and the army cannot afford to lower its guard since it has been resolved, a top military commander
Sikkim standoff: Top White House official says US supports return of status quo at tri-junction, monitoring situation
India and China can negotiate a peaceful resolution to the ongoing Doklam standoff, a senior Trump official has said the US "supports return of status quo" of the tri-junction point
While diplomatic efforts must continue, China understands the language of strength, therefore, India must hold out till at least a mutual withdrawal to pre-June 2017 positions
Ghosts of 1962 can be laid to rest at Doka La, says Shiv Kunal Verma, author of '1962, The War That Wasn't'
Speaking about the stand-off between India and China at Doka La, renowned author Shiv Kumar Verma said, "If you are familiar with the terrain around the tri-junction, there is no way the Chinese can try and cut off the Siliguri Corridor."
This is not the first time the Chinese media and government spokespersons have recalled the 1962 war between India and China
As of now, the current standoff is nowhere close to the Wangdung incident of 1986-87 that lasted through a year and a half.
This Thowback Thursday, Firstpost recalls the inseparable bond between China and Indian cinema amidst cross border tension between the two countries.