The Chinese territorial claim on the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh has negatively affected India-China relations for many decades now. In recent years, China has become visibly aggressive with regard to its territorial claim by denying visas to Indians from Arunachal Pradesh travelling to China, claiming that they are Chinese citizens and hence do not require visas. China in its recent maps has shown disputed areas in Arunachal and South China Sea as its own. When asked about recent China maps which show disputed areas in Arunachal and South China Sea as its own, MEA spokesperson stressed, "The cartographic depictions do not change the reality on the ground. The fact that Arunachal Pradesh in integral and inalienable part of India has been conveyed to Chinese authority at several occasions including at the very highest level." The current border standoff between the Indian and Chinese militaries erupted in May last year following a violent clash in the Pangong lake areas of eastern Ladakh and both sides gradually enhanced their deployment by rushing in tens of thousands of soldiers as well as heavy weaponry. It changed the basis of China-India relations. It changed the so-called belief that China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) is a professional army of the 21st century. It changed the perception that China's territorial expansionism had certain limitations. China's relations with India and Indians shall never be the same again in the wake of the unprecedented developments of the past week. This book debunks many notions about the boundary dispute and conflict, delves deep into its different aspects to give a blow by blow account of as to how and why a conflict arose over the boundary.
About the Author:
M.K. Singh, a widely acclaimed name received his all higher qualifications in Political Science from Delhi University and did authorship for so many books on the same subject. He worked in capacity of Regional Resident Manager for Express Bureau and selected for Ethiopia University as professor of Political Science but relinquished.