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Aftershocks of Chinese incursion in Ladakh

Paper No. 5483                                      Dated 07-May-2013

By Col. R. Hariharan

Most people in India would welcome that a potential military conflict with China had been averted after China pulled back its troops who had intruded 19 km across the of Line of Actual Control (LAC), into Indian Territory in Ladakh.

South China Sea Disputes: Strategic Implications and Perspectives on Conflict Resolution

(Dr Subhash Kapila was invited to an International Workshop on the South China Sea “The Sovereignty Over Paracel and Spratly Archipelago: Historical and Legal Aspects” at the Pham Van Dong University, Vietnam, April 27&28, 2013. The Paper below was presented at this International Workshop)

Paper No. 5480                                                              Dated 03-May-2013

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Introductory Observations

CHINA: Time for a Change of Strategy


Paper No. 5479                                       Dated 03-May-2013

By B. Raman

It is more than two weeks now since a platoon of the PLA of China moved about 19 kms into Indian-claimed territory in Eastern Ladakh which, according to India, is on its side of the Line of Actual Control (LOAC) and set up a temporary camp with tents.

Chinese Manoeuvres against India’s possible use of the Gilgit-Baltistan Card

Paper No. 5478                                       Dated 01-May-2013

By B. Raman

India: Latest Chinese Intrusion Needs Deeper Examination


Paper No. 5477                                           Dated 30-Apr-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

The April 15 Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) camp in Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) in the Ladakh  sector on the India-China undemarcated border is definitely worrying.  It is not the regular intrusion of patrols who come in, drop some markers, and return.  It is a camp which can turn into a permanent Chinese post in a contested area which held on peacefully for more than twenty years.

India-China stand-off: Sun Tzu in action

Paper no. 5476                                    Dated 29-Apr-2013

By Col. R. Hariharan

Merely by sending a platoon of their troops to camp 19 km (upgraded after 10 days from 10 km reported earlier) inside our territory on February 15 near Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Aksai Chin region the Chinese have made the Indian government look weak and helpless in the eyes of its billion plus people. 

Xinjiang-Tibet: Continuing Weaknesses in China’s Peripheral Security


Paper No. 5471                                              Dated 25-Apr-2013

By B. Raman

Ten Uighurs, three Hans and two Mongols working for the Ministry of Public Security in Xinjiang and six Uighur separatists were killed on the morning of April 23, 2013, in an incident in the Selibya Township in the Bachu county, in the Kashgar area of China’s Xinjiang province. The area of the incident is near Xinjiang’s borders with Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.


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