Today, the India-China relationship is once again at a new low, avoiding war but regrettably inventing new ways of confrontation.
Sonia Trikha Shukla, Professor of Practice, Jindal School of Journalism & Communication, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India.
Sixty years ago, on November 21, 1962, China declared a unilateral ceasefire to end the India-China war. For much of the time since then, the two countries have tried to arrive at a lasting peace, but this has eluded them. Today, the India-China relationship is once again at a new low, avoiding war but regrettably inventing new ways of confrontation.
Most recently, on June 15, 2020, 20 Indian soldiers, including an officer of the rank of colonel, died at the hands of soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in the Galwan sector in eastern Ladakh. The Indian soldiers were patrolling the Line of Actual Control (LAC) to maintain their claim on the boundary. This was the first armed clash between the two militaries since 1975 and underscored the fragility of the peace that had prevailed.
Published in: The Hindu
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