South Asia and Beyond

‘India Lacks Sufficient Understanding Of China And Its Intentions’

NEW DELHI: It seems there’s something wrong with India’s understanding of China, even among top diplomats. That’s the view of Hemant Adlakha, professor of Chinese at JNU who answered questions on the The Gist programme.

Prof. Adlakha argues that India needs to carefully track whatever China says and what it does. While both may seem at variance with each other, they in fact go together. He suggests that India must carefully study China’s claims to Indian territory, gently hinting that India’s claims in Ladakh and other places may not rest on very sound foundations.

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He believes that clashes like the one at Yangtse in Tawang late last year, actually help China. Tune in for more in this conversation with Prof Hemant Adlakha.