India needs to find an amicable solution with Nepal for the areas where there is no agreement as it could avoid China interfering in bilateral affairs between Delhi and Kathmandu in the future.
It is perhaps time for India to wake up and recognise that Tibetan refugees have never created any problems for India over the last 60 years.
Hydro-diplomacy should be based on scientific data and informed analysis, rather than amorphous jingoistic sentiments.
| Musings from afar | 4-minute read
There is no point bemoaning Chinese presence.
The Chinese-selected Panchen Lama has been touring villages bordering India.
Construction of the proposed railway between Sichuan and Tibet could lead to similar disasters. Arunachal Pradesh and Assam would have to bear the brunt.
It could be vital for not only Tibetan Buddhism but also India’s borders.
Linking Xinjiang to south Asia seems to be a new dream for the leadership in Beijing.
BJP coming to power in 2014 was greeted with enthusiasm by the exiled community.
| Beijing Diary | 3-minute read
The reality is grey: one of a complex relationship of areas of both discord and concord.