China must stop seeing India as inferior. Its own scholar calls Delhi ‘stronger, assertive’


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Publicly acknowledging China’s unwillingness to resolve the differences, India has accused China of violating agreements and confidence-building measures. India’s minister of external affairs, S. Jaishankar has called the state of relations as ‘ abnormal ’. There is a prevailing sentiment that the dispute has transcended mere differences in perceptions of the Line of Actual Control (LAC). It is increasingly perceived that China aims to prolong the conflict for strategic advantages, applying pressure and keeping India preoccupied. This long-standing narrative , advocating for the separation of the border dispute from other aspects of the relationship, has been consistently promoted by China...