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.
Beijing has been using infrastructure projects to expand the market base for Chinese products along with increasing its political clout. Not everyone is delighted.
Can our government be bold enough to bring in private players on a big scale to guard the border before the elections?
New Delhi can play the duet but has to be ready for the duel.