China & India
Sino-Indian Tensions: Sleepwalking into a Crisis?
137 Views, 18 Jan 2022 13:14
- This is a highly political year for leaders of both countries, a time when neither can afford to be seen backing down should there be an unintended clash.
- Yet, an arms build-up and an increasing contest for influence in the Indian Ocean region are creating conditions that an accidental confrontation could escalate into something nasty
- Unless the top leadership intervenes with measures to cool tensions and build confidence, we would not be surprised to see another round of clashes like the one in May-June 2020.