Where Does the China-India Border Dispute Stand?

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Where Does the China-India Border Dispute Stand?

Alka Acharya, M. Taylor Fravel, Lin Minwang, Lu Yang, and Sushant Singh discuss the state of the border today and the future of China-India relations.

Over the past months, China and India have continued the slow process of disengaging along sections of their disputed border in Ladakh. Yet the two sides continue to disagree about who is responsible for the standoff of 2020-21, which culminated in a deadly clash in Galwan Valley in June 2020. How do things stand along the border today, and what are the implications for the bilateral relationship?

On September 2, 2021, The Diplomat and Intellisia Institute co-hosted a webinar bringing together experts from China, India, and the U.S. to discuss the Sino-India border and the future of the relationship.

Featuring Alka Acharya, professor of Chinese Studies in the Centre for East Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University; M. Taylor Fravel, the Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science and director of the Security Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Lin Minwang, professor and assistant dean at the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University,and also deputy director of the university’s Center for South Asia Studies; Lu Yang, a research fellow at the Institute of the Belt and Road Initiative, Tsinghua University and resident scholar at Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy; and Sushant Singh, a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research and lecturer at Yale University.