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This is what could start a war between India and China


While everyone’s anxiously watching and analysing the events unravelling in the South China Sea, there’s another resource conflict involving China that also deserves attention. In the Himalayas, China and India are competing for valuable hydropower and water resources on the Yarlung Tsangpo–Brahmaputra River. The dispute offers some important lessons for regional cooperation (on more than … Continue reading

China’s and India’s charity in Nepal has a hidden political agenda


Perched atop the Himalayas, and wedged between the world’s most populous nations, Nepal has always been of strategic importance that belies its small size. Home to one-third of the Himalayan mountains, also known as Asia’s water tower thanks to the rivers that flow down both sides of the range, Nepal has served as a buffer … Continue reading

China seeks to expand free trade area to South Asia in quest to dominate all Asia


Geologically, the Himalayas are regarded as the boundary of South Asia. As China lies to the north of the Himalayas, it is certainly not a part of South Asia and it has never claimed that in history. However, a Reuter’s report says that China is very interested in having its status raised from “observer” in … Continue reading

India being hotly courted internationally; difficult for China to woo


The US wants India to encircle China in China’s west; Japan wants India to join it in confronting China, Russia wants to have a Russia-China-India alliance while China wants to solve border disputes to improve ties with India. When Modi won the election, he said good relations with China were his priority, but the US … Continue reading

New Indian leader will place 90,000 soldiers along border disputed with China


India is creating a mountain strike corps of 90,000 soldiers along the 2,000-mile stretch of disputed border with China. Just last year Chinese troops entered territory claimed by India, high in the Himalayas, sparking a three-week standoff. China will be a top foreign policy challenge for Narendra Modi, the incoming prime minister who won a … Continue reading

China, India spar over disputed border


China on Saturday urged India not to aggravate problems on the border shared by the two nations, a day after the Indian president toured a disputed region and called it an integral part of the country. The two countries, which fought a brief border war in 1962, only last month signed a pact to ensure … Continue reading

India, China near pact aimed at keeping lid on border tension


India and China are close to an agreement to stop tension on their contested border touching off confrontation while they try to figure out a way to break decades-old stalemate on overlapping claims to long stretches of the Himalayas. The border defence cooperation pact that diplomats are racing to finalise ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan … Continue reading

China offers India a ‘handshake across the Himalayas’


India and China will study new ways to ease tensions on their ill-defined border after an army standoff in the Himalayas, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday on his first official foreign trip. The number two in the Chinese leadership offered New Delhi a “handshake across the Himalayas” and said the world’s most populous … Continue reading

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