Bhutan, China Sign a MoU to Resolve the Sino Bhutan Border Dispute

By: J. R. Mukherjee

India it appears was in for a rude shock at the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Thursday between Bhutan and China on “three-step roadmap for expediting the boundary negotiations. Bhutan and China had agreed on the “three-step roadmap” to help expedite the ongoing boundary negotiations. The MOU signifies a major change in relations between the Kingdom of Bhutan and the People's Republic of China that have been historically tense; whereas relations with India have been friendly till date.

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From the Centre to the Periphery: Identifying Northeast India as a Crucial Determinant in India-China Relations

By: Dhriti Roy

Most analysts around the world, today, agree upon the fact that this is the Asian century, and that both India and China are amidst the process of emerging as two of the most dominant powers in the region. They also are in agreement with the fact that much of the future orientations in the Asian space, in terms of politics, economy and military affairs are either directly or indirectly related to the nature of bilateral relations that India and China would share in the forthcoming decades.

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