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Arunachal Pradesh

India and China Need to Move Past Tensions

March 29, 2017

The strategic dialogue should focus on the fundamentals of shared beliefs and political culture, and be supported by widespread engagement at the provincial, governmental and academic levels.

India-China relations: Visa issue

March 18, 2014

Since China has now become an important location for international sports events, sportspersons from Arunachal Pradesh, who want to participate in such events, are not able to do so because of the Chinese practice of issuing stapled visas. This category of sportspersons should be issued regular Chinese visa to enable them to participate.

Chinese intrusions across the LAC

December 17, 2013

China’s border intrusions have been bolstered by a steady and committed expansion of its military hardware and infrastructure in Tibet and neighbouring provinces. The improvement of surface transportation near the LAC has resulted in larger military presence and augmented rapid deployment capacities of the PLA and the PLAAF.

China’s Territorial Claim on Arunachal Pradesh: Alternative Scenarios 2032

China’s Territorial Claim on Arunachal Pradesh: Alternative Scenarios 2032

This Occasional Paper analyzes the Chinese territorial claim from futuristic perspective by identifying three drivers of uncertainty that has bearing on future Chinese behaviour, namely, Chinese regime stability and nationalism; the Tibet factor and internal developments in Arunachal Pradesh. Based on the interactive interplay between the three drivers, the author offers four alternative scenarios with regard to China's territorial claim in 2032.

China’s Territorial Claim on India’s Eastern Sector: Tibet as Core

April 19, 2012

India needs to shore up its military capabilities in Arunchal Pradesh in order to strengthen its defence posture in the eastern sector, improve governance in the state to gain the full backing of the people and adopt a flexible stance to resolve the border dispute with China.

China’s Response to India’s Military Upgrade in Arunachal Pradesh: A Classic Case of “Security Dilemma”

November 18, 2011

China views the Indian military upgrade as a response to China's rise in Asia forgetting that its own aggressive posture and military upgrade since 2006 has provoked the Indian response.

China’s Claim on Arunachal Pradesh: Local Perspectives

July 11, 2011

Issue Brief tries to establish an understanding of local perspectives on the Chinese claim. It also details the challenges that have been afflicting the state over the years namely related to governance, rivers, and border security....

China’s Territorial Claim on Arunachal Pradesh: Crafting an Indian Response

October 25, 2010

The paper provides three plausible explanations for the increase in China’s aggressive postures in India’s eastern sector and a few policy recommendations are offered for consideration.

Is China Desperate to Teach India Another Lesson?

January 2010

First it was Arunachal Pradesh, then Sikkim, and now it is Ladakh. There has been a shifting pattern in Chinese mischief along the Indian borders. But more curiously, when reports of Chinese incursions hit the headlines, China denied them while India played them down.

Dams in Arunachal Pradesh: Between Development Debates and Strategic Dimensions

February 01, 2010

Dam building in Arunachal Pradesh should not be perceived as an insurmountable irritant, but rather as a sign of a vibrant Indian democracy.