South Asia and Beyond

‘Economic Decoupling Cannot Defeat China’s Military Aggression Along LAC’

 ‘Economic Decoupling Cannot Defeat China’s Military Aggression Along LAC’
NEW DELHI: In the beginning of May 2020, Chinese troops intruded along the disputed and un-demarcated Line of Actual Control (LAC) to unilaterally change the status quo which resulted in standoffs, fist fights and brawls between Indian and Chinese troops at different points along the LAC. On 15-16 June 2020, Indian and Chinese soldiers clashed in the Galwan Valley at approximately 16,000 feet above sea level. Twenty Indian soldiers and an unconfirmed number of Chinese soldiers died in the clash. This led to an outcry in India and has increased anti-China sentiment. Angry citizens and trade associations called for decoupling from China and boycotting Chinese goods to impose an economic cost on China for its military belligerence across the LAC. Television channels, other media, Bollywood stars, sports icons and other famous personalities have also advocated eschewing Chinese imports....Read More

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