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Rakesh Sood: Writings on the Chinese Wall: Part I and Part II

  • AUTHORAPLN, (https://www.orfonline.org/expert-speak/writings-on-the-chinese-wall-68209)
  • Jun 20, 2020

On June 20th, 2020, Rakesh Sood’s articles titled, “Writings on the Chinese Wall: Part I and Part II” were published by the Observer Research Foundation. Sood discusses the violent clash between the Indian and Chinese soldiers in Galwan Valley. While efforts to reduce military presence and commitment to no “open fire” were made, old and new agreements merely reiterate restraint and do not address the underlying reasons or the need to impose restraints on patrolling. According to Sood, India’s current priority will be to restore the status quo ante by bringing normalcy to the border through deeper analyses of changed political drivers behind China’s behavior and negotiations. Although both sides have taken firm stands, it is in neither party’s interest to escalate matters . Learn more