A Year After Galwan, Where Do India-China Relations Stand?
The Big StoryJune 17, 2021
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A Year After Galwan, Where Do India-China Relations Stand?

15 June 2020 will go down in history as the day WHEN 20 Indian troops, including their commanding officer died in clashes with PLA soldiers at Galwan Valley.

Although both countries have had several standoffs over the years, these were the first casualties at the LAC since 1975.

One year since the fatal cases, there have been economic sanctions on Chinese companies in India and FDI from China, bans have been imposed on 59 Chinese made apps in India, some of them being really popular apps like Tik Tok and PUBG.

There have also been 11 rounds of talks between the two sides which have been unsuccessful to bring about complete disengagement. 

There have been some among of disengagement at the Galwan sit and some in Pangong Tso area, but one thing became clear: the old neighbours consider the boundary question in fundamentally different ways. 

Even external affairs minister S Jaishankar stated earlier this month that “relations with China is at a crossroads.”

Where does the India-China relationship stand a year after the Galwan valley clashes? Is it time for India to go back to the drawing board to rethink its policy on China. 

Host and Producer: Himmat Shaligram

Guest: Vishnu Prakash, former High Commissioner to Canada, Ambassador to South Korea and Official Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, Manoj Joshi, a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research Foundation and Namrata Kumari, the wife of martyr Kundan Ojha.

Editor: Shelly Walia

Music: Big Bang Fuzz

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