June 15, 2022
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
CPR Office & Via Zoom
Retired Senior Colonel, People's Liberation Army and Senior Fellow, Center for International Security and Strategy, Tsinghua University
Senior Advisor, Asia Center, United States Institute of Peace and Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia, US Department of Defense
Senior Fellow, CPR and Former Indian Foreign Secretary
National Editor and Diplomatic Affairs Editor, The Hindu
Senior Fellow, CPR
The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) is delighted to invite you to a special panel discussion on:
Two years after Galwan, the state of China-India ties
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The session will also be live-streamed on the CPR Facebook page.
About the Discussion
In the early summer of 2020, Indian and Chinese troops stationed in the northern Himalayan frontiers engaged in what was to become one of the most serious escalations between the two sides along the disputed Line of Actual Control (LAC). The violent skirmishes, most of which took place in and around the Galwan Valley and Pangong Lake in Ladakh, led to the loss of lives on both sides and soured an already-tense bilateral relationship.
Since those clashes, the northern Himalayan frontiers have remained on the edge, with both sides deploying large military contingents and constructing infrastructure to make their case. Simultaneously, both the countries have been engaging diplomatically and trying to secure as many concessions as possible within the framework of contesting claims. The Russia-Ukraine crisis and the geopolitical flux that has ensued in its wake, provides a new context to the India-China contestation in Ladakh.
Two years on, the Galwan clash continues to vex policymakers, military strategists, scholars and journalists. This panel will attempt to look back at this critical period and put it in context of pre-existing and emerging bilateral, regional, and global developments. What actually went wrong? How do things look from Beijing and Washington? Can there be a restoration of status quo ante of April 2020? Where do we go from here? These questions will animate the panel discussion.