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The Face-Off in Doklam: 
Interpreting India-China Relations

The recent standoff between India and China on the Doklam plateau was the latest in an increasingly long history of conflict and unease along the nearly 2,500-mile border which has  strained relations. Although the latest incursion by Chinese forces occurred in the Doklam region along Bhutan's border with China, and not the Sino-Indian border, Indian personnel responded in kind to back up their Bhutanese neighbors.  What is the background to this dispute and what does its disposition tell us about the state of India-China relations?  

In this Asia Report, read what former Indian Foreign Secretary and diplomat Nirupama Rao had to say at a recent talk at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies. You can also listen to the event's audio on the Sigur Center's website.

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