Op-Ed Focus: Power games at the tri-junction

By Atul Roy|Updated : July 10th, 2017

Article: Power games at the tri-junction

Link: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/power-games-at-the-tri-junction/article19245716.ece

Now try and answer the following questions:

  1. “China believes that India should acknowledge the power disparity between the two sides and show appropriate deference to China.” What according to you should be India’s response to this? Critically analyse.
  2. In many ways, the standoff in the Chumbi Valley is very critical because of the geostrategic location of the Valley. What do you think, is the reason for it? Explain.
  3. There is a huge disparity in the build-up of infrastructure on the Sino-India border with China having built impressive infrastructure in Tibet. What do you think India’s response should be to this situation? How can India counter this asymmetry of power across the border? What are the steps that have been taken till now? Evaluate.

Points to Ponder:

  1. How does India’s friendship with Bhutan put India in a privileged position in the present situation of conflict? Explain.


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