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Siachen and Civil-Military Relations

The defence ministry's endorsement of the army's opposition to withdrawal of troops from Siachen is in line with the trend in Indian civil-military relations - that of civilian leaders acquiescing to military writ on operational matters. This has to be reversed; civilian supremacy should be re-established by setting an exemplar on the issue of troop withdrawal from Siachen.

Sino-Indian Boundary Dispute, 1948-60

This paper traces the evolution of Indian policy on the boundary dispute with China during the years 1948-60. It re-examines the revisionist claim that the dispute took hold mainly because Nehru had ruled out any compromise with the Chinese. The paper contends that such an interpretation does not adequately capture the nuances of the Indian approach. In particular, perceptions of China's territorial ambitions and India's relative weakness are critical to understanding India's stance on the dispute.


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