India-China relations: the struggle to forget history

An Indian army soldier keeps watch along the Indian border in Arunachal Pradesh (photo:dpa)
An Indian army soldier keeps watch along the Indian border in Arunachal Pradesh (photo:dpa)

Just weeks after India’s newly-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office he has set in place plans to forge closer economic ties with neighbouring China. This indicates that decades of cool relations may achieve a ‘reset’ between the world’s two most populated nations and realise Mr Modi’s election promises of reviving a flagging economy, writes GIS guest expert Vaughan Winterbottom. However, territorial disputes along the countries' shared borders could prove to be the undoing to future dialogue.

<i>China and India have been attempting to ‘reset’ their bilateral relationship for years. While the countries stand to gain much from improving ties, political animosity and t...

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