NEW DELHI: China has broken every tenet of every agreement it has signed with India since 1993 to maintain peace and tranquility along the border areas, says former Indian Ambassador to China Gautam Bambawale. Speaking to StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale, Bambawale said the violent clashes in the Galwan Valley were a result of the Chinese army trying to advance its ground positions to where they believe the Line of Actual Control (LAC) lies. India and China have differing perceptions about the alignment of the LAC but China is unilaterally trying to decide where the LAC lies, he said. Calling the Galwan incident an inflection point in India-China ties, Ambassador Bambawale believes there will be major reappraisal in India on how to conduct its relations with China.
Nitin A. Gokhale
Film buff. Sports enthusiast. Keen observer of life. Writes for a living; analyses defence and foreign policy as a professional. 37 years in journalism: from print to broadcast and from web to social media, have had the opportunity to dabble across mediums. Love to experiment with startups. That’s me, Nitin Anant Gokhale.