Though today it looks as if Xi's 'pockets' have no bottom, the question remains, can it last forever?
While the world speaks of artificial intelligence and facial recognition, India can't find better ways to monitor unwanted elements on the borders.
Important projects impacting India's security were inked between China and Nepal.
Everything that happened at Mamallapuram remains 'informal', including the decisions taken (if any).
Forget about delivering something substantive on outstanding issues, Beijing has displayed undiluted hostility towards New Delhi.
China is clearly getting ready in case of another showdown with India.
One can understand that India will not be a priority for Xi, but, can China afford a clash with India, adding yet another headache for its President?
Donald Trump's ‘My way or highway’ approach leads to discord and heightens prospects of conflicts. It isn’t diplomacy, it's dadagiri! And India, led by PM Modi, must stand up to it.
If he can ‘disrespect’ the Saudi Arabia king who is investing $20 billion in Pakistan, he can well break a few protocols at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
Under the prevailing circumstances, it is difficult for India to maintain healthy relations with China. The establishment in Beijing should realise this.