Only a handful of Indian diplomats have had the experience of understanding China like former foreign secretary Shyam Saran did.
During an interactive session hosted by The Indian Express, the 1970-batch IFS officer, who served in China on various occasions, spoke on the intricacies of the bilateral relations between the two neighbours and the way forward for the two Asian giants especially after the recent Doka La standoff.
Doka La crisis unprecedented for China
While breaking down the Doka La crisis, which has dominated the news cycles in India for over two months, Saran said that standoff precipitated due to China’s disbelief that India could stand its ground and come to Bhutan’s rescue. Read More…