The troubled and volatile relationship between India and China: Asian Insider Ep 80

  • 26 Nov 2021

Asian Insider Ep 80: The troubled and volatile relationship between India and China 30:06 mins Synopsis: Each month, The Straits Times' US bureau chief Nirmal Ghosh presents an Asian perspective of the week's global talking points with expert guests. In this episode, Nirmal Ghosh hosts two guests. Nirupama Rao based in Bangalore, was India's former Foreign Secretary, former Ambassador to Peru and China and former High Commissioner to Sri Lanka. Washington DC-based Jeff Smith is a research fellow at the Asian Studies Center and Foreign Policy at the Heritage Foundation. 0:00 Highlights of conversation (click/tap above): 2:03 The kind of thinking necessary to overcome the disputes on the India-China border 6:23 US Pentagon's annual report mentions military security and development involving China's construction activities on this border to press its claim at the Line of Actual Control (LAC)  11:18 China has taken some of India's territory over the past nine years - what is India's security and foreign policy establishment on this? 20:59 No reason not to assume that the LAC in the eastern sector of boundary will not come alive in the months to come, due to lack of trust and mutual sensitivity between the two countries 25:25 With the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) sharing concerns over China's growing power and gaining some traction, is this destined to be a dangerous bilateral situation for both countries? Produced by: Nirmal Ghosh (, Ernest Luis, Hadyu Rahim & Fa'izah Sani Edited by: Hadyu Rahim & Fa'izah Sani Subscribe to the Asian Insider Podcast channel and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: Apple Podcasts: Google Podcasts:  Spotify: SPH Awedio app: Website: Feedback to: Follow Nirmal Ghosh on Twitter: Read Nirmal Ghosh's stories: Register for Asian Insider newsletter: Asian Insider videos: --- Discover more ST podcast series: Asian Insider Podcast: Green Pulse Podcast: Health Check Podcast: ST Sports Talk Podcast: #PopVultures Podcast: Bookmark This! Podcast: Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: Discover BT Podcasts: Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! #STAsianInsider See for privacy information.