The stakes are huge in terms of national security and economic choices India must now make with greater clarity and realism than before.
No Chinese national has ever set a foot in the area till the mid-1950s and it is only due to India’s weakness at that time that Beijing can make this outrageous claim today.
Chinese troops have ingressed at four major points while Beijing has laid claim to the entire Galwan Valley.
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The RIC platform has today become a talk shop in many ways where generic discussions on global issues have become the norm.
In overplaying its hand in the Galwan Valley, Beijing has made a close US-India alliance all but inevitable.