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PLA in 2020: Year-end Review

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) had an eventful 2020. It was involved in skirmishes and stand-offs on multiple peripheries throughout the year. In particular, 2020 has been the first major test of China’s capacity for large-scale military deployment and national...

All Things Policy: Making Sense of the LAC Standoff

Is the joint statement between India and China on 10th September a sign that the two sides are finding a way to end their standoff on the LAC? Manoj Kewalramani and Suyash Desai join Aditya Ramanathan to analyse the ground...

India can resist China by acting in concert with its adversaries

At an emergency cabinet meeting, the Prime Minister indicated that the border fighting did not constitute a threat to India. The strategic Chinese threat, he maintained, lies in the rapidly increasing industrial power base of China as well as the...

The global upheaval caused by China’s premature power games

In a sign of its arrival as a major power, global developments this decade have largely been shaped by China’s acts of commission and omission, and by the world’s response to it. Although Beijing’s exercises of power took a sharper...

Power is the only currency that will work in dealing with China

In January 2016, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China—a position that outranks his commonly used job title of president—made an important speech assessing the global situation. China, in his view, was faced with “three unprecedented situations”...

Responding to the Standoff on the LAC in Ladakh

By The Takshashila Geostrategy Team This graphical representation looks at India’s options for responding its standoff with China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with the People’s Republic of China. Since China has seized territory, it only needs to...

Eye on China: Boundary Issues – HK Protest – Covid In Beijing – EU Dialogue – CCP A Political Zombie

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom from an Indian interests perspective. I. India-China Ties Another week and there are a few statements that have been put out and meetings that...

The PLA Insight: Issue 54: De-cluttering the recent Sino-Indian Border Scuffles: What happened & Why; Nuclear Warheads; Ambiguous Missile Strategy

I. The Big Story: De-cluttering the recent Sino-Indian Border Scuffles Multiple events have happened over the last three weeks along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), leading to the current tensions between India and the People’s Republic of China (PRC). This...