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Game theoretic solution to Doklam

The only mutually beneficial course of action in Doklam is for India and China to pull their troops

Vineet Gupta 

Vineet Gupta It has been two months and both sides have refused to budge. The Chinese insist on a unilateral Indian troop withdrawal while the Indians want a mutual troop withdrawal.  As the war clouds over Doklam refuse to recede, let us try and understand the standoff from the point of view of Game Theory.   Game theory is a branch of mathematics that analyses how decisions are made in conflict situations.  The decision makers are the “players” in a “game”. Each player chooses from a set of strategies available to him. The choice of strategies by the players ...

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First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 20:33 IST
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