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| 03 March, 2021, 07:21 PM IST | E-Paper
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    View: China is fast losing the upper hand in its staring contest with India

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    In India's case, China has pursued the objective of forcing its terms through four key fronts — boundary dispute, terrorism, nuclear proliferation, and economic coercion.

    The Chinese withdrawal from Pangong Tso, its admission to casualties in the Galwan clash, and intent to negotiate further de-escalation indicate that Beijing wants to close this chapter for now. But, if anything, the nine-month-long stand-off has put the spotlight back on the one issue India has always tried to deal from the shadows: the China threat. At least since the 1962 debacle, India has avoided any direct confrontation with China. It has
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