What Can Ancient History Tell Us About China And India’s Border Standoff?

That India clearly sees this confrontation in strategic terms as both a potential threat to itself and the narrow Siliguri corridor that winds around Bangladesh connecting different parts of India, but also as a more direct threat to its strong relationship with Bhutan, should perhaps be taken more seriously. That China’s initial reaction was its usual brand of hostile condescension towards a power that, at the very least, takes itself seriously, should again ring warning bells.

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That China conducted large scale mobilization drills in Tibet, and is now openly talking about “limited military action” within weeks, ought to be headline news.

What Can Ancient History Tell Us About China And India’s Border Standoff?