India is pushing back against an attempt by Beijing to make it publicly re-affirm a “one-China” policy just ahead of the SCO summit.
Both countries are setting the tone for the June 9-10 SCO meeting in Qingdao with effusive statements.
The decision to send back maritime patrol helicopters is simply the latest effort by President Abdulla Yameen to roll back India’s presence in the Maldives.
The ceasefire along the Line-of-Control and international border is eminently sensible, but hopes for serious talks are likely to be dashed.
The two sides have agreed to ramp up defence ties, and the Indian Navy is likely to get access to the port at Sabang island.
America’s withdrawal from the Iran deal could give Delhi some leverage in oil price negotiations with Tehran, but it’s even more likely to trigger a series of diplomatic headaches for India.
A new analysis of satellite imagery from former army intelligence officer Vinayak Bhat shows new Chinese roads are getting closer to the Jampheri Ridge.