Lessons learned in tense China-India border row but it will cast a long shadow, analysts say, South China Morning Post, 30 August 2017

South China Morning Post’s article on the Sino-Indian thaw ahead of the BRICS summit carried comments from observers on the situation and noted a comment by Rohan Mukherjee, an Asian-affairs specialist at Yale-NUS College saying that the crisis had altered expectations on both sides. The article quoted him saying, “China will take India’s willingness to risk a conflict to show resolve more seriously in the future, and India has learnt the value of maintaining a firm military posture on the ground combined with restraint at the level of diplomacy and public discourse. This might produce a period of calm on both sides.”

 

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