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In a classic replay of its old game and classic chineseingenuity, Chinese Dragon intruded  into a important strategic border area in Ladakh of india and then disingenuously played peacemaker by reciting “patience”, “wisdom” and “negotiations” while the Elephant(india) was shocked  . The incursion bore all the characteristics  of Chinese game, including taking an adversary by surprise, seizing an opportunistic timing, masking offence as defence, and discounting risks of wider escalation. Occurring at a time when India was so politically weak due to internal political and other reasons, the intrusion was shrewdly timed to exploit its political paralysis and leadership drift.

Brahma Chellaney methodically analyses the dangerous situation here.

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