The romance of the Sky Train—which runs 3,757 km and connects Lhasa to Beijing—lies in the stark beauty of the Roof of the World, an ancient land long closed to the public and foreign gaze as also in the modern engineering of the railroad and the train
Peaceful, Buddhist-majority Ladakh has been quietly resentful of the fact that Kashmir grabs attention at its expense. Taking it for granted may cost India dear, especially with China seeking to deepen its influence across the Himalayas
Indian Strategic Studies, a news and analysis website, republished an article by Gateway House's Shai Venkatraman and Dev Lewis on how the Indian news media has a role in playing up stereotypes instead of building bridges in the India-China relations.
2point6billion.com republished Gateway House's Sameer Patil's review of the book ‘Cinasthana Today: Viewing China from India’. Sameer opines that despite some of its contentious prescriptions, the book is useful for readers as a comprehensive guide to China.
In Cinasthana Today, P.S. Deodhar suggests that both India and China must forge deeper economic relations to maintain the momentum of growth and make this an Asian century
India has concerns vis-à-vis China such as the recent border intrusion, the sharing of water resources and the growing bilateral trade imbalance. Gateway House examines how the Indian government addressed these issues during the recently concluded visit of Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang.
India should recognise the importance of Tibetans for India’s security. Security in the Himalayan borderlands does not come only from only a military build-up in which India cannot surpass China, or new border infrastructure, but also from the pro-India sentiments of its inhabitants.
Though India may seem to be mirroring or competing with China’s military build-up, it doesn't seem to be doing so in consonance with a long-term plan. New Delhi would be better served by avoiding an arms race; staying away from the U.S.-China rivalry and fostering stronger relations with its immediate neighbours.