All three editorials have been summarized below
India and China talks remain deadlocked over the Doklam issue
Stalemate between India and China
- India and China has both continued to remain persistent in their respective stances.
- No bilateral meetingbetween Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping had been scheduled on the sidelines of the G-20 meeting in Germany.
- Further, there seems to be no immediate prospect of an end to the boundary standoff, between both the nations. China stepped up its verbal assault on India and warned it of ‘serious consequences’ if it did not withdraw its troops.
- The Prime Minister is visiting Hamburg from July 6-8 for the G-20 summit. His pre-planned bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the summit are with Argentina, Canada, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Republic of Korea, the U.K. and Vietnam
- China has clearly set a pre-condition for any meaningful talks to initiate between the nations.
- China claims that India had trespassed inside what China considers its land and has asked India to immediately withdraw its border troops to uphold the peace/tranquility of the China and India border areas
India has sent conflicting signals through its approach to three recent events
- The last two months have been an eventful period in India’s foreign policy engagements. The culmination of three events
- One Belt, One road (OBOR)/Belt and Road Forum (BRF)
- Shangri-La Dialogue
- Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)
- SCO meet saw high-level exchanges among countries of the Asia-Pacific region.
- However, India’s different responses to the three events point to complexities that might hinder its approach.
- The first event, the BRF held in Beijing, was attended by 29 heads of states, more than 100 senior government officials and 70 international organizations.