A new analysis of satellite imagery from former army intelligence officer Vinayak Bhat shows new Chinese roads are getting closer to the Jampheri Ridge.
Vijay Gokhale’s trip comes two months after national security advisor Ajit Doval met China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi in Delhi.
Terrorism was probably a major topic of discussion during their meeting in Bangkok, but the Doval-Janjua encounter was also about keeping lines of communication open.
Doval will meet his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi in the first such meeting since the Doklam standoff.
Jim Mattis’ visit to India was the first by a senior Trump official and may have made modest progress.