South Asia and Beyond

Ladakh Breakthrough: What Turned It India’s Way?

NEW DELHI: Chinese and Indian troops have begun disengaging from the north and south banks of the Pangong Lake, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh told Parliament today. Outstanding issues along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh remain, he said, asserting that there will be no compromise on India’s sovereignty and not an inch of land will be given away. Ten months after the standoff began, what was it that forced aggressor China to back off? What is it that India did right? In this chat, StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale and former Indian Ambassador to China Gautam Bambawale look back and also at the way forward.

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