July 31, 2021
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The Relevance of Ancient Indian Strategy in Contemporary Geopolitics

Introduction

Over the last 12 months, India has experienced fluctuating fortunes on its borders. The summer of 2020 saw the India-China border, the Line of Actual Control (LAC), heat up, with the loss of 20 Indian soldiers and around 40 Chinese soldiers in the Galwan Valley clash in Eastern Ladakh[a]—the most serious military conflict on the world’s longest disputed boundary since 1975. Along India’s border with Pakistan, the Line of Control (LoC), meanwhile, the highest ever ceasefire violations took place last year. Eventually, however, the prospects for a two-front war abated. In February 2021, India and China…

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