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Chinese aggression in Ladakh

India's anodyne approach to China over the last 70 years has systematically underestimated that country's unrelenting hostility

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Illustration: Binay Sinha

Jaimini Bhagwati
China appears to be currently pursuing a 19th century obsession with territorial expansion. Further, the supremacy of the Chinese Communist Party seems to have given way to a Xi Jinping-led oligarchy. China allowed international flights into and out of the country through January 2020 when domestic travel between Wuhan and the rest of China was banned. China has much to answer for about the origins of the Covid-19 virus and transmission to the rest of the world.   

As for India-China relations, the Peace and Tranquility Agreement of 1993, discussions between special representatives since 2003 and the Working Mechanism for Consultation
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First Published: Oct 21 2020 | 11:34 PM IST

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