China would be foolish to think that it can place limits on India-US ties by creating border tensions intermittently as a dissuasive strategy.
The stakes are huge in terms of national security and economic choices India must now make with greater clarity and realism than before.
China's proxies are propagating the absurd proposition that a package deal on the border would include India remaining neutral on US-China issues.
The existing structures of India-China ties are not working and give China the latitude to disrupt them when it wants.
China must be put in its place and now is the chance to do it.
Without being secular themselves, Muslim leaders in the country constantly take shelter behind the secular Indian constitution to disgorge their communal bile.
India's stature and Modi's leadership will get an enormous boost if India defeats this Wuhan virus with least damage.
Chinese ambassadors abroad have abandoned diplomatic decency by abusing and threatening those who dare associate the virus with China by name.
The government has to fight on two fronts — against the internal lobbies ranged against it and the external lobbies as well, with both in symbiosis.
Donald Trump admitted publicly that the Taliban could well take over power in Afghanistan, arguing that the United States cannot be there for another 20 years.